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COMMUNITY ACCESS SCHEME AT KENSINGTON PALACE
The Community Access Scheme (CAS) at Kensington Palace is for community groups based in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham, the City of Westminster, Brent, Camden and Ealing. In addition to providing free access to Kensington Palace, this programme aims to engage local people with the stories and historic spaces in ways that are meaningful and relevant to them. We do this by training up and supporting group leaders to lead visits for their groups.
Through this programme, we hope local community members gain a sense of ownership and belonging at Kensington Palace, especially those who might not normally visit the palaces or see them as places of interest for them.
CAS is a free programme. It consists of a one-day training for group leaders, free group visits, discount entry tickets for return, independent visits, resources and staff support to help group leaders plan visits.
How CAS works at Kensington Palace
1. Group leaders attend a one-day training at Kensington Palace where they learn about the palace’s history and characters, as well as practicalities for visiting with their group.
2. Group leaders sign and return the CAS service level agreement (SLA) the Community Partnerships team. Once signed and return, the group leader becomes a ‘CAS leader’.
3. CAS leaders receive unique CAS cards that gives them and their groups free entry to the palace (terms & conditions are outlined in CAS SLA).
4. Throughout the year, CAS leaders will receive email updates about relevant offers and news from the Community Partnerships team.
5. CAS leaders will be invited to events to share, celebrate and learn how other CAS leaders are using the palaces’ stories and spaces with their groups.
6. Every year CAS leaders will be asked to sign a new SLA to continue being a part of the scheme. Eligibility will be subject to a review of their engagement through the year.
Working with communities
Our core programmes and projects create opportunities for people to meaningfully engage with our spaces and stories, inspiring everyone to feel a sense of belonging at our six wonderful palaces.