In 1618 Dr Thomas Edwards left £100 for the benefit of the poor of Fulham…

About us

Nearly 400 years after the original bequest and 155 years after the creation of the two “branches”, Hammersmith United Charities is thriving as a locally focused, community oriented charity. We operate across the eight wards in the North of the LB of Hammersmith and Fulham (our “Area of Benefit”) serving a highly diverse population of about 95000 people.

We have two main purposes;

  1. The provision of supportive housing for older people
  2. A programme of grants which relieve “need” in all its many forms amongst the residents of our Area of Benefit.

A board of voluntary trustees some nominated by local organisations linked to the 17th century donors (the current Bishop of Fulham and the Latymer Foundation) governs the charity and shapes its strategy. We are always on the look out for new trustees – local people with skills and experience to contribute.

Our two modern almshouses, the sheltered housing schemes of John Betts House and Sycamore House, with their acclaimed, prize winning gardens are the charity’s physical connection to the Area of Benefit. Equally important are our community partnerships and collaborations with a wide range of other types of organisation and with individuals – which represent our connection to the emotional heart of our Area of Benefit.

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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