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 United Charities Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In line with Government advice, Hammersmith United Charities has invoked our Business Continuity Plan and implemented a new operating model focussed on keeping the residents of our Almshouses, our team, contractors and partners safe and well during the Coronavirus pandemic. (more…)

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Grants Awarded April 2020

Hammersmith United Charities Coronavirus Crisis Funding

We are proud of our grantees’ heroic response to the coronavirus crisis. Our community has acted swiftly to find radical new ways to support local vulnerable people whilst observing social distance rules; ramped up capacity to cope with a massive surge in demand; and, showed courage and commitment in the face of frightening and uncertain circumstances.

In April 2020 the Trustees were pleased to award the following grants in response to the coronavirus crisis.

The next award of grants is due in September 2020, further details will be published closer to the time. Please keep an eye on the grants section of our website.

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H&F CAN and UNITED Community fund

UNITED in Hammersmith & Fulham has launched a Coronavirus (Covid-19) Community Fund for local non profit organisations. Find all the information and the link to the online application form: (more…)

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RE: Covid-19

In light of the recent developments around Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), we are now limiting access to our premises to all external visitors.

Please avoid coming in person to our offices the majority of our staff is now working from home.

To get in touch, please email:

Housing: morris.berhane@hamunitedcharities.com

Please note we’re still welcoming application forms for housing (via email or post), but the admission process might get delayed in the weeks to come.

Grants: grants@hamunitedcharities.com

General enquiries: officeadmin@hamunitedcharities.com

 

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