The Big Conversation

As part of our preparations for our 400th anniversary, we have run a comprehensive programme of community engagement and consultation which we have called the Big Conversation. We have been talking to as many stakeholders as possible – grantees, council members and officials, service providers, voluntary groups, businesses and developers. Both staff and trustees have been involved in these conversations and the emphasis has been on listening and learning. The process – which is ongoing – has helped us deepen our understanding of our Area of Benefit by seeing it from such a wide range of perspectives.  It has helped us understand how we might focus our contribution, supported the development of partnerships and underpinned the creation of UNITED in Hammersmith and Fulham.

UNITED in Hammersmith and Fulham is part of a network of London place based giving schemes coordinated by London Funders.


Hammersmith Reflections

A blog written by our Trustees - Julian Hillman

February can be a sad month, fortitude tested by continuing winter, with summer still a long way off.  Sad for me personally, because I have to stand down as a trustee of Hammersmith Unite Charities (HUC) after 12+ years and also because Oxfam (more…)

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Aunt Esther’s Story – Enigma Event

Last Saturday we had our second Enigma Event in partnership with “Women Make Change” who put together a great event for International Women’s Day. Women Make Change is a charity that promotes and protects the health and safety of women and girls affected by domestic violence.

Melanie Nock took the chance to introduce Aunt Esther’s Story. Esther Bruce’s autobiography written by Stephen Bourne tells the story of a black London Seamstress from 1912–1994 and provides a first-hand account of the life of a black Londoner in the pre-Empire Windrush years. When Esther Bruce was born in Fulham in 1912 only small black communities exited in Britain.

Another big announcement was the launch of the “Agents for Change” Women’s Leadership Programme that we founded in partnership with the H&F Council, the Imperial College and the Lyric Hammersmith.

Applycations are open now, find more information here: 





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Call out for disabled Artists!

JOY is a new strand to the Hammersmith and Fulham Arts Fest celebrating local disabled (more…)

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Women Make Change – International Womens Day Event

Where: White City Community Centre
When: Saturday, 10.03.2018 starting at 3.30 (more…)

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