Fundraising for our community
How you can support campaigns for local people in need, from our fundraising partner United in Hammersmith & Fulham
Tech4Kids in H&F: Finding laptops for 1,500 children
1,500 pupils in our borough have been identified as being in urgent need of computers or internet connectivity at home. United in Hammersmith & Fulham has partnered with Hammersmith & Fulham Council and local group Ready Tech Go to launch an ambitious appeal to get every one of them connected.
Whilst the coronavirus crisis has highlighted that many children and young people have been unable to participate in online schooling during periods of lockdown or isolation, they are also less likely to be able to catch up with missed lessons or to complete homework in ordinary times. It also means they are highly unlikely to develop the vital digital skills needed to prosper in later work and life.
We’re aiming to get 1,500 laptops and 500 data SIM card for internet access so all local children have a chance to thrive digitally. You or your organisation can give any amount today:
- £1500 can ensure 10 of a school’s most disadvantaged pupils do not lose out on digital skills
- £150 can get a quality laptop to a young person in need of catching up with classes and for homework
- £20 can get an essential data sim card to a child struggling with internet access
Have any unused tech your organisation would like to donate?
We are also working with Ready Tech Go who collect, wipe, and share old laptops and tablet PCs to get them to Tech4Kids pupils that have been identified as in urgent need. If you are an individual or local company with spare quality digital devices, please contact email@example.com
Pedal Back Cycling: Looking for referrals – free refurbished bikes available
The pandemic has made bikes more vital than ever. Many people can’t afford to reach places of employment or safely get to interviews. Or they might be finding it hard to motivate themselves to access outside spaces to boost their mental health and wellbeing. That is why we have partnered with Pedal Back Cycling, to offer professionally refurbished bikes to those in need.
If you are from a local community group working with those on low incomes, you can refer adults including but not limited to:
- Key workers
- Care staff
- Delivery cyclists
- Those out of employment
We only accept referrals from non-profit groups working in the borough, and not from individuals.
Winter Covid Appeal: Raising money to support the community
Many people still need support during the Covid-19 pandemic, including those going through mental health crises, suffering from loneliness and isolation, and at-risk children in need of educational support.
United in Hammersmith in Fulham has launched the H&F Winter Covid Appeal, in partnership with Hammersmith & Fulham Council, to continue to enable local individuals, businesses and foundations across the borough to support those most in need. 100% of funds raised will be donated to groups working with local people who face risk because of coronavirus this winter.
- United in Hammersmith and Fulham was founded by Hammersmith United Charities and Dr Edwards and Bishop King’s Charity to enable more people in our borough to contribute to their community. Find out more about UNITED in Hammersmith & Fulham