We make grants for work which helps people living in our Area of Benefit

Grants

We offer grants to organisations working to prevent or relieve hardship or distress in our Area of Benefit and who meet the current funding criteria which from May 2015 are:

  • Meeting basic needs (food, shelter, advice etc)
  • Work with families and children
  • Countering isolation (in any group and for any reason)
  • Building confident individuals and communities

We explain how the funding programme works in the guidelines available on this website but we are always keen to talk to potential applicants and will usually expect to visit at some point in the application process. Our Grants committee meets three times per year to make funding decisions on a budget of £250,000. Basic information about all grants awarded  are published on this page. Trustees are particularly keen to fund smaller, local organisations with a very strong connection to their beneficiaries and a good knowledge of the local area.  Those meetings take place in October, January and May and we usually need applications to be with us four weeks beforehand. Dates of the next meeting are usually published on the website.

We now also offer “micro grants” of up to £500 for one off projects and activities or for specific pieces of equipment. These are assessed on a rolling basis and the application form is much simpler. Again we are keen to talk to people before they make an application.

Grants in October 2017

The October Grants committee is over and we have a list of new exciting projects that we support!

Find in the Resources a list of who we support, what the money will be spend on and how much we put in.

The next grants deadline will be in January 2017, we will announce the deadline in the next days.

 

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Will you join us as a Community Trustee?

This year we are looking for local people to join our board as trustees to make sure we are in a strong position to embark on the next 400 years of serving the people of Hammersmith and Fulham.
Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups are currently under-represented on the charity’s board.

We would like to find people who are:


– Able to apply their experience of life, their skills and their local connections to the work of the charity

– Committed to making a difference to their local area

– Good listeners

– Team players

– Curious and inquisitive

– Willing to ask questions and to express a view

– Able to offer a time commitment of 8 evening meetings a year

 

 

Does this sound like you? If it does, we would love to hear from you!

Please contact Jocelyn to talk about what being a trustee involves
and how you might help us and your local community

07976 395688 or jocridley@jmrc.co.uk

 

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Merry Christmas!

We at Hammersmith United Charities wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Our office reopens on the 2nd of January – enjoy the holidays!

This is a portrait of Bishop John King, painted this year by Matthew Cook for the Charity. Bishop John King (after whom King Street is named) made one of the two original gifts which formed the basis of the charity, one branch of which eventually became known as Hammersmith United Charities.

The Bishop – a committed Calvinist – had a wide ranging career which took him from preacher to the City of York to Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford before finally becoming Bishop of London in 1611. He made his gift of £20 to buy land to benefit the poor of Fulham in 1620.
Dr Thomas Edwards made his gift of £100 to buy land in 1618 – and it is the 400th anniversary of that gift and its remarkable and enduring legacy which we will be celebrating next year.

 

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New Grants Deadline

The next grants deadline will be the 10th January!

The next grants deadline will be the 10th January! Find our application form and entry requirements here. Contact Melanie Nock if you would like to talk to us about your idea or your application.

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