The London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea opened a tender process in September 2017 for the organisation of the 2018 edition of the Notting Hill Carnival.

The Expression of Interest had to demonstrate competence in the following areas: Governance, Finance, Legal, Marketing, Stewarding, Bands & Route Support, Production support, Community Engagement and Development & Partnerships.

The Carnival Village Trust, a registered charity involved in Carnival for many years was awarded the funding and is now holding meetings with all actors of the carnival at the following dates:

Calypsonians & Soca Artists: Thursday 22nd February at 7pm
Masquerade Bands
: Friday 23rd February at 7pm
Steel Bands: Sunday 25th February at 7pm
Sound Systems: Monday 26th February at 7pm

You can read the Carnival Village Trust Expression of Interest here.