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We’re now H&F Giving!

Our new name reflects our purpose We are delighted to announce that we have recently changed the name of our charity from United in Hammersmith & Fulham to H&F Giving to distinguish it from other local charities and clarify our role in the community. Our place-based giving scheme was formed by 400-year old Dr Edwards […]

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Big Christmas Lunch ‘a roaring success’

Cllr Coleman visits volunteers prepping Christmas lunches and gift bags for the H&F Big Christmas Lunch First published by Hammersmith & Fulham Council, 24 January, 2022 “You’ve made my day!” exclaimed Betty Richens, one of 800 isolated senior citizens in the borough to receive a festive meal and gift bag as part of our Big […]

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H&F Christmas Lunch serves up a shining example of community spirit

Lunch action: From left, Peggy Coles, H&F Dementia Action Alliance; Cllr. Ben Coleman (H&F), Steve Hollingworth AD leisure, sport & culture (H&F); Miss Jo Stokes Clem Atlee Centre co-ordinator; Nikos Souslous, logistics administrator for The Smile Brigade     The Big H&F Christmas Lunch was an enormous success, thanks to an amazing community effort. Around […]

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Local charity champions star in the New Year Honours

Pictured is Savraj Kaur (left), director of the charity United in Hammersmith & Fulham, with H&F Mayor Cllr PJ Murphy. ARCHIVE PHOTO First published by Hammersmith & Fulham Council, 7 January, 2022   Three local residents whose efforts have made a huge difference to those less able to cope during the pandemic have been recognised […]

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Christmas meal for elderly residents in Hammersmith & Fulham

First published 17 December 2021 by SW Londoner   A local partnership between the council, charities and volunteers will provide residents over 60 years old with a meal delivered to their home by Christmas day. According to the Hammersmith & Fulham Council, two in five residents over the age of 60 live alone in the […]

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Help us provide Christmas lunches for older residents celebrating alone

  First published 17 December, 2021 We’re halfway to hitting our fundraising target to host this year’s H&F Big Christmas lunch. But we still need your help. Through the incredible generosity of residents, local businesses and organisations, the UNITED in Hammersmith & Fulham charity and H&F Council have now raised more than £14,000 for the […]

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Please help us give a Big Christmas Lunch to elderly residents on their own

Smile Brigade volunteers preparing Christmas lunches in 2019   First published by Hammersmith & Fulham Council, 3 December, 2021 Local charity UNITED in Hammersmith & Fulham and the council are asking for your help in providing a hot Christmas meal to more than 700 older residents who might otherwise go without this Christmas. We’re trying […]

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TECH4KIDs: Take your unwanted laptop to Fulham pub to help a local pupil

First published by Hammersmith & Fulham Council, 14 October, 2021 A Fulham pub is helping the council’s effort to provide recycled laptops to children who need them. Used, quality devices can be left at The Rylston pub, and the Ready Tech Go team will give them a Tech4Kids makeover as part of a drive supported […]

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TECH4KIDS: 10-year-old Fulham girl runs to beat digital poverty

Lottie, aged 10 (pictured) has raised more than £1,100 to donate to our Tech4Kids appeal First published by Hammersmith & Fulham Council, 15 September, 2021  A Fulham schoolgirl has helped children without a digital device or data by raising more than £1,100 for our Tech4Kids appeal. Lottie, aged 10, decided to raise the money after […]

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TECH4KIDS: New laptops help Wendell Park pupils beat the digital divide

One of the five children given laptops at Wendell Park Primary in Shepherds Bush First published by Hammersmith & Fulham Council, 29 September, 2021 Young students at Wendell Park Primary in Shepherds Bush can now access online learning thanks to laptops donated via our Tech4Kids appeal. The Tech4Kids appeal aims to bridge the digital divide, […]

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TECH4KIDS APPEAL: How laptop recycling can beat the digital divide for young people

Cllr PJ Murphy, Mayor of H&F, at Ready Tech Go’s workshop First published by Hammersmith & Fulham Council, September 3, 2021   The Mayor was guest of honour when he met volunteers at a project which ensures no child in Hammersmith & Fulham is denied access to online learning. Donate today Cllr PJ Murphy – […]

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H&F Mayor backs Tech4Kids appeal to close digital divide

First published by Hammersmith & Fulham Council, 3 June, 2021 The Mayor of Hammersmith & Fulham, Cllr PJ Murphy, has named the community-led Tech4Kids appeal as one of his official charities to support this year. Local charity UNITED in Hammersmith & Fulham is raising funds for Tech4Kids, which runs in partnership with local tech social […]

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Giving £16,500 out with residents, and meeting the community, by Debbie Robinson

A message from Debbie Hi everyone, I’m Debbie and I’m the new Grants and Impact Officer at United at H&F. Firstly can I just say a big Thank you to Savraj for her kind and thoughtful welcome as I join the team at United. I’ve met with Jonathan at DEBK and Victoria and team at […]

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Announcing the Chair of the United in H&F Board

Joanna Kennedy has been announced as Chair of the growing place-based giving scheme in H&F UNITED in Hammersmith & Fulham Board have announced that Joanna Kennedy has been appointed to succeed Kevin McGrath as the Chair of the Trustee Board . She will lead the young charity through its next stage of development, with the […]

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Tech4Kids appeal – can you help us to reach our target?

[ First published by LBHF Council on 27 May 2021] More than 1,500 local children and young people are still at risk of missing out on their schoolwork due to a lack of a device or required data. That’s why Hammersmith & Fulham Council continues to ask for support for our Tech4Kids partnership appeal – […]

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Faith leaders team up with H&F and charity to help out

[ First published by LBHF Council on 27 May 2021] Leaders from the three faith communities in White City have pooled their energies and resources to support those struggling in the pandemic as a result of poverty and educational disadvantage. Supported by grants from the Winter Wellbeing Fund – set up by Hammersmith & Fulham Council […]

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Volunteers’ Week 2021: Invitation for Local Groups to Request Help

  We understand that the pandemic has stretched local non-profit groups immensely, and a few extra pairs of hands or skilled advisors can help a lot. That is why, with less than one month to go until Volunteers’ Week 2021, taking place 1-7 June, we’re encouraging groups to sign up to potentially be matched with […]

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Six local residents named as part of newly launched community grants panel

Photojournalist Cinzia D’Ambrosi and visually impaired campaigner Ramona Williams are among six local residents who have joined UNITED in Hammersmith & Fulham’s new Community Grants Panel which pilots distributing decision making power to local people. The place-based giving scheme’s first ever community panel will receive full training and go on as a group to make […]

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Local frontline charities receive £130,000 from our Winter Wellbeing Fund

[First published by LBHF Council on 1 April 2021] Another wave of grant aid to grassroots projects assisting local H&F residents during the pandemic means that more than £133,000 has now been distributed. A further £50,000 has been paid out this month by the Winter Wellbeing Community Fund, set up by Hammersmith & Fulham Council and […]

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Women’s domestic violence charity gets £10k grant

[First published by LBHF Council on 19 March 2021] A £10,000 grant to London charity Advance is helping to change attitudes and make Hammersmith & Fulham a safer borough for women. The grant from the charity UNITED in Hammersmith & Fulham and H&F Council supports the work of an organisation set up in 1998 to campaign for […]

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