Hammersmith United Charities

6 Glenthorne Mews. London W6 0LJ. Tel: 020 8741 4326 Fax: 020 8748 7675
Photo by Steve Schofield

Providing housing for the elderly & grants for work to help people in need

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We offer grants to organisations working to prevent or relieve hardship or distress in our Area of Benefit. We welcome enquiries from groups of all sizes. We are particularly interested in working with groups with strong links to the communities they serve.

Latest News

New Clerk Selected

April 24, 2014

We are delighted to announce that Tim Hughes, currently CEO of Yarrow Housing, will be joining HUC as its new Clerk. Yarrow is a social enterprise and housing association based in Hammersmith, which provides accommodation and care for people with complex needs, across six boroughs in West London. Before joining Yarrow in 1989, Tim was [...]


15 May next grants deadline

April 17, 2014

All applications need to be with Melanie by 15 May or earlier if possible for the June grants committee meeting.


Sharing Food, Sharing lives

Sagal Osman from Good Effort for Health and Wellbeing enjoys the first of a series of events bringing women together in the North of the Area of Benefit to explore each other’s culinary traditions and to get to know each other. The aim is to encourage women who are often socially isolated to get to [...]



Grants Surgery 29 May

We will be holding an informal grants surgery on Thursday 29 May from 2 – 3.30 at the Grove Neighbourhood Centre. You are very welcome to drop in to find out more about our grants process, to discuss a specific application or to talk more generally about a project idea.


Celebrate International Womens Day 8 March

February 28, 2014

The Masbro Centre have an exciting free event on Saturday 8 March to celebrate International Womens Day. From 2 – 5 pm there will be workshops, speakers, Women’s radio, zumba, Albert and Friends circus, food and music. Masbro Centre 87 Masbro Road W14.


Networking meeting for past and present grant recipients

February 14, 2014

We are holding a networking meeting for past, present (and potential) grant recipients themed around employment issues on 28 February at 10.30 at Glenthorne Mews. If you havent received an invitation and would like to come, please let us know.



Hammersmith United Charities provides homes for people over 60 within the area of benefit who are living on a low income and who would otherwise find it difficult to fund suitable homes for themselves. A limited number of women over 55 may also qualify.

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Trustees have the power to make grants to groups or individuals in the area of benefit to alleviate deprivation and hardship. As a result of the report commissioned by the Charity from the Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics and presented in 2009, the trustees now have access to detailed information about where the most deprived areas are and who needs help most.

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HUC Faces

I love my flat. I love the garden. The other residents are friendly and we have some good social events. The staff are very helpful and it is reassuring to have someone to call on in emergencies, or if urgent repairs to the building are needed.

Stella — John Betts House resident Read More Testimonials

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