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.

Mike Smith

Chair of Trustees

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Mike Smith

Chair of Trustees

“I am an accountant by training, worked in banking for many years but am now retired. I joined the board because I liked the fact that the charity completely focuses on our area; I was impressed by the housing and thought it had the potential to grow – which it has!  And the opportunity to work with people from different backgrounds to achieve a common goal is very rewarding”. – Trustee since 2007

Vivienne Lukey

Trustee and appointee of LBHF

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Vivienne Lukey

Trustee and appointee of LBHF

Chair of the Housing Committee

“I have lived in Hammersmith for 35 years. Now retired from full time work, I was previously a Director of Specialist Social Services in a central London borough. I have Chaired Hammersmith and Fulham Mind and Yarrow Housing. I am the Councillor for Fulham Reach ward and I was the Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care. I joined the board to ensure a good relationship between the charity and the council and to promote the role of the charity in our area” – Trustee since 2014

John Little

Trustee

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John Little

Trustee

“I joined the charity following my retirement from a career in HR and finance in the engineering industry and with a large Anglican charity. My Christian faith and active life in my parish has been important too. When retirement brought some spare time, Hammersmith United Charities – which I found almost by chance – seemed like a good fit.” – Trustee since 2005

Julian Hillman

Vice Chair of Trustees and appointee of LBHF

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Julian Hillman

Vice Chair of Trustees and appointee of LBHF

“I was a social worker by trade and have lived and worked in Hammersmith since 1978. Hammersmith is home; we brought our children up here and its an exciting and dynamic place. I have really enjoyed being part of the project to bring the Charity out of the shadows and make the organisation fulfil its potential. The grant making capacity offers great opportunities and we are learning and reflecting about “how to do good.” – Trustee since 2002

Sian Davis

Trustee and appointee of the Latymer Foundation

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Sian Davis

Trustee and appointee of the Latymer Foundation

“The charity is important to me because it listens to those who may not have a strong voice  – and it helps in the most practical way, by putting a roof over peoples’ heads.  The grants for local projects is also hugely important for young people. There are a lot of creative ideas from local organisations that are able to be put into practise due to the grants. Hammersmith is special because of its diversity. It’s a vibrant and area that represents all that I love about London.” – Trustee since 2017

William Wates

Trustee

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William Wates

Trustee

Sam Deards

Trustee

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Sam Deards

Trustee

Chair of Grants Committee

“I grew up and went to school in Hammersmith and I have always loved the rich history and diversity of the area. The Charity is important to me because of the opportunity to help the less well off who live in the area and connect people from all backgrounds to increase greater community cohesion and neighbourliness” – Trustee since 2014

Iain Cassidy

Trustee and appointee of LBHF

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Iain Cassidy

Trustee and appointee of LBHF

“Hammersmith is an incredibly diverse area, the people of Hammersmith come from all over the UK, and all over the world. New residents are constantly moving into Hammersmith while others move on, but there is a very strong sense of community in the area. Hammersmith United Charities is very deeply embedded in the history of Hammersmith. The housing it provides is beautifully maintained, and the tenants and residents are firmly at the heart of everything the charity does. However, the charity is also increasingly outward looking, and it is doing a lot of work to reach out into the community to give grants and support to the many charities, groups and communities that work locally.” – Trustee since 2014

Charlie Dewhirst

Trustee and appointee of LBHF

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Charlie Dewhirst

Trustee and appointee of LBHF

Marilyn Hawkins

Trustee

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Marilyn Hawkins

Trustee

Chair of the Governance Committee

“I live locally and have worked with London communities for over 15 years. I wanted to make an impact in my locality by supporting a Board which has its feet in the Hammersmith community. Hammersmith has an amazing mix of long standing communities together with vibrant newer groups. For 400 years, the charity’s vision of support for those in need has stood the test of time.” – Trustee since March 2017

David Bailey

Trustee

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David Bailey

Trustee

Chair of Finance and Investment Committee

“I was a founder of a large specialist accounting company based in London and around the world. Hammersmith is where I live. Its where I have friends and where I socialise. Its a very big part of my life. I am very aware that some people have it harder than others and we need to make Hammersmith a fairer and better place for all. HUC is all about Hammersmith and the people that live in it.” – Trustee since 2017

Bernadette McGlew

Trustee

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Bernadette McGlew

Trustee

“I have many years practical experience within the charitable sector, working with a range of organisations tackling social disadvantage and exclusion. I was born and brought up in Shepherd’s Bush. I was drawn to HUC as a local charity, embedded and connected to the community it seeks to serve and I very much look forward to being an active part of the HUC community.” – Trustee since 2017

Ben Humphries

Trustee and appointee of the Bishop of Kensington

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Ben Humphries

Trustee and appointee of the Bishop of Kensington

“I’m an ordained minister in the Church of England, working for the Anglican church in White City and Wormholt. I am part of the community on the estate and I meet the residents daily, they tell me their experiences and I try to understand the issues that affect their lives. What I love about Hammersmith the most is the youthfulness, the creative energy and the sense of enjoyment that people get out of life. With help of Hammersmith United Charities, we have the resources to make life better here.” – Trustee since October 2017

Grants in October 2017

The October Grants committee is over and we have a list of new exciting projects that we support!

Find in the Resources a list of who we support, what the money will be spend on and how much we put in.

The next grants deadline will be in January 2017, we will announce the deadline in the next days.

 

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New Grants Deadline

The next grants deadline will be the 10th January!

The next grants deadline will be the 10th January! Find our application form and entry requirements here. Contact Melanie Nock if you would like to talk to us about your idea or your application.

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September Newsletter 2017

The September Newsletter is here!

This September our Newsletter brings the news of what we have been up to this summer and introduces our new Logo!

We aim to bring you the Newsletter every couple of months and we would welcome your feedback.

We had an exciting summer and a grants deadline coming up.

Find out more at: Newsletter September 2017 

If you would like to subscribe to our Newsletter submit your email address under contact us.

 

 

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New Grants Deadline – 30th September

The new deadline to apply for grants is the 30th September 2017. Find out here how to apply for grants and learn more about our criteria.

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