We make grants for work which helps people living in our Area of Benefit

Grants

We offer grants to organisations working to prevent or relieve hardship or distress in our Area of Benefit and who meet the current funding criteria which from May 2015 are:

  • Meeting basic needs (food, shelter, advice etc)
  • Work with families and children
  • Countering isolation (in any group and for any reason)
  • Building confident individuals and communities

We explain how the funding programme works in the guidelines available on this website but we are always keen to talk to potential applicants and will usually expect to visit at some point in the application process. Our Grants committee meets three times per year to make funding decisions on a budget of £250,000. Basic information about all grants awarded  are published on this page. Trustees are particularly keen to fund smaller, local organisations with a very strong connection to their beneficiaries and a good knowledge of the local area.  Those meetings take place in October, January and May and we usually need applications to be with us four weeks beforehand. Dates of the next meeting are usually published on the website.

We now also offer “micro grants” of up to £500 for one off projects and activities or for specific pieces of equipment. These are assessed on a rolling basis and the application form is much simpler. Again we are keen to talk to people before they make an application.

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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JOB AD – We’re looking for an Administrator; Projects & Events!

Administrator; projects and events (job share) - £29000 pro rata for 17.5 hours - 18 month initial contract

Hammersmith United Charities
Administrator; projects and events (job share)
£29000 pro rata for 17.5 hours
18 month initial contract

We are looking for an enthusiastic person with strong organisational and communication skills to join our small team. As we approach our 400th anniversary in 2018, you will be helping to organise and communicate a special programme of events as well as providing day to day administrative support across the organisation. This is a varied role offering opportunities for the right person to develop new and existing skills in a supportive environment.
For further information or to make an application please contact jobs@hamunitedcharities.com with Administrator in the subject line or visit our website www.hamunitedcharities.com

Find the full job pack on in our Resources on the right!

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JOB AD – We are looking for a Programme Development Manager!

UNITED in Hammersmith and Fulham - Programme Development Manager - £35000 pro rata for 3 days

UNITED in Hammersmith and Fulham
Programme Development Manager
£35000 pro rata for 3 days
Initial 12 month contract extendable

We are seeking an energetic and committed person with strong fundraising skills and excellent communication skills to establish an exciting new place based giving programme in the LB of Hammersmith and Fulham. As the Borough’s two oldest endowed charities approach their 400th anniversary in 2018, they have come together to set up a new charity to drive locally based philanthropy in the 21st century to ensure that together everyone here creates a place where all residents feel they belong, have access to support and can thrive. This is an exceptional opportunity providing enormous scope for the right person to make a lasting difference in this diverse, vibrant borough.
For further information or to make an application please contact jobs@hamunitedcharities.com  with UNITED in the subject line or visit our website www.hamunitedcharities.com

Find the full job pack on in our Resources on the right!

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Sheltered Housing – Our waiting list is open!

The waiting list for both of our Schemes - John Betts House and Sycamore House is open! If you are interested in joining one of our schemes, find out more here....

Sycamore House and John Betts House offer quality sheltered housing in a safe and secure setting. Both houses are known for their beautiful, tranquil communal gardens and for the friendly community of residents who enjoy them.
Both houses have a communal lounge, laundry, internet access and a guest flat. Both are supported by full time scheme managers. Residents are welcome to take part in as much or as little of the regular social events programme as they choose; a regular newsletter keeps them informed of social opportunities in house and in the wid-er local community. Prospective residents should be:
  • Over 60
  • Have lived in the local area for at least five years or, if not currently resident in Hammersmith be able to show that they have lived in the area for 10 years or more over the course of their life
  • Be on a low income
For more information about our housing or to find out how to join the waiting list, please see our Housing page or call 02087414326.
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