Our Big Local

Hammersmith United Charities is match funding the grant provided by the Big Lottery to the Wormholt and White City Big Local. This is a unique arrangement across all 150 Big Locals nationally and means that the Wormholt and White City Big Local has a total budget of £2 million over 10 years.

The Big Local is a resident led programme which is aiming to improve the quality of life in a sustainable way for all residents within its area in White City. A resident led partnership board drives the programme but local people are supported to get involved in lots of other ways. Current priorities include a focus on youth issues; an innovative project to help more people set up their own businesses; an expanded community chest which allows individual residents to set up their own projects and activities; and work to involve local people in improving the open spaces. It also hosts a very popular annual festival.

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: http://www.agentsforchange.wixsite.com/agentsforchange 





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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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