Our community

Our Area of Benefit (AOB) comprises the eight wards in the North of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.

The area is small geographically but much of it is densely populated and the two most densely populated wards in the borough (Addison and Askew) are within it. The current population is around 95 341 but is expected to increase by about 4% in the years up to 2023 – although the numbers of the very old and very young will increase much faster. The area experiences high levels of material deprivation and a poor quality environment. It stands on the brink of huge social change as large scale new development is implemented.

Our AOB is home to a highly diverse population reflected in the wide range of community and voluntary groups who provide community led services, activities and support locally. The charity is privileged to partner this energetic and creative sector

Hammersmith Reflections – the first few months of new CEO Victoria

In November I was proud to be appointed as the new CEO of Hammersmith United Charities. (more…)

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New deadline for grant applications

And grants awarded January 2019

You have now time until the 24th April to submit your grant application.

You can find more information and the new application form HERE.

For the list of grants awarded in January 2019 please have a look on the right.

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What’s new at Hammersmith United Charities

our brand new newsletter!

As part of our 400th celebrations last summer, we asked everyone who participated in the “big party” to write a wish for the charity’s future. A very clear message which came out of those wishes was for the members of the charity – residents, staff and trustees – to work more holistically together.
This newsletter – looking at all aspects of the charity and jointly produced by residents and staff – is our first initiative to put that aspiration into practice.

You can read it here – let us know what you think!

 

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Trustee Adam Matan awarded an OBE

We are delighted to announce that one of our Trustees and member of our Grants Committee, Adam Matan, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s honours list for services to the Somali community.

Adam is Managing Director of the Anti Tribalism Movement a non profit organisation tackling tribalism and inequalities within communities. The organisation is working towards a cohesive and dynamic society where every person’s rights are protected regardless of tribe, clan, gender or political belief. He is also Chair of Hammersmith and Fulham’s new resident-led Policing and Crime Commission which will examine the root causes of crime and anti-social behaviour in the neighbourhood.

 

Congratulations Adam!

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