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A Gift in your Will

 

It all started with a gift in a Will – back in 1618 when Dr Thomas Edwards left £100 to the poor of Fulham. This marked the beginning of what is known today as Hammersmith United Charities and nearly 400 years later we are still here supporting local people in need.
Local need is increasing and the demand for our services is growing year on year. We have ambitious plans to grow our services to ensure that we can help meet this growing need in the future. For example, we are currently progressing plans to increase the scale of housing provision  for older people in our community. We are proud to donate £350,000 a year though our Grants Programme to help local community organisations tackle poverty, deprivation and disadvantage, but each year we have to turn down as many good funding applications as we support. We know that leaves vulnerable local people without the support they need.

Alone, we do not have the resources to meet the growing need in Hammersmith. We rely on the help of local people as much today as in 1618.

Could you consider leaving your community a gift in your will?

Or making a donation to support our work now?

For more information on how to leave a gift in your will, please see our brochure on the left or contact us here for  more information or to talk about it.

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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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Will you join us as a Community Trustee?

This year we are looking for local people to join our board as trustees to make sure we are in a strong position to embark on the next 400 years of serving the people of Hammersmith and Fulham.
Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups are currently under-represented on the charity’s board.

We would like to find people who are:


– Able to apply their experience of life, their skills and their local connections to the work of the charity

– Committed to making a difference to their local area

– Good listeners

– Team players

– Curious and inquisitive

– Willing to ask questions and to express a view

– Able to offer a time commitment of 8 evening meetings a year

 

 

Does this sound like you? If it does, we would love to hear from you!

Please contact Jocelyn to talk about what being a trustee involves
and how you might help us and your local community

07976 395688 or jocridley@jmrc.co.uk

 

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Merry Christmas!

We at Hammersmith United Charities wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Our office reopens on the 2nd of January – enjoy the holidays!

This is a portrait of Bishop John King, painted this year by Matthew Cook for the Charity. Bishop John King (after whom King Street is named) made one of the two original gifts which formed the basis of the charity, one branch of which eventually became known as Hammersmith United Charities.

The Bishop – a committed Calvinist – had a wide ranging career which took him from preacher to the City of York to Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford before finally becoming Bishop of London in 1611. He made his gift of £20 to buy land to benefit the poor of Fulham in 1620.
Dr Thomas Edwards made his gift of £100 to buy land in 1618 – and it is the 400th anniversary of that gift and its remarkable and enduring legacy which we will be celebrating next year.

 

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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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