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 – 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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