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 and Bishop King’s Fulham Charity and Hammersmith United Charities to inspire people to devote the resources required to create a stronger borough. Led by Savraj Kaur we have distributed more than £400,000 in grants to local community groups and since March 2020. Furthermore, we has spearheaded fundraising encouraging the public to give more than £160,000 to fund urgent community need, including the Tech4Kids campaign to get 1,000 children in poverty their own laptops with connectivity, and the Big H&F Christmas Lunch delivery for hundreds of isolated senior citizens. Our creative project Humans of Hammersmith & Fulham has also been touring community venues since the beginning of 2020, featuring portraits and interviews of local people, that help dismantle prejudice and exclusion while inspiring belonging, discussion and sharing in the borough.

Towards the end of 2021 we took the decision to rebrand because our original name was beginning to hold us back. People seeking support or funding told us they found the name confusing; it didn’t make it clear that we are a separate charity from one of our founders. We want to make it as easy as possible for people seeking support to find and get it.

We chose the name H&F Giving because it encapsulates what we do and aligns with the growing network of giving schemes across London. Giving to charities and community groups and connecting people to give to causes that matter locally is at the heart of what we do. And so, H&F Giving better represents our rapid evolution, and helps ensure everyone can understand our unique role. It clarifies our aim of connecting the borough, so that every person and every generation has what they need to thrive in Hammersmith & Fulham.

Savraj Kaur BEM, Executive Director of H&F Giving, said:

“The idea of giving locally has developed so much in our borough. From awarding grants to local groups on the frontline to encouraging people to share what they have, it’s become central to the spirit of what we do. Now it isn’t just what we do but we’re called, and our warm and dynamic new brand is a representation of what we have grown to live and breathe daily.

I’d like to thank everyone who contributed their time and expertise to the project and say a special thank you to our outgoing trustee Michail Tzouvelekis. His clear direction and insight have helped to set us on the path to further growth and impact in the borough.”

With support from London Funders, we were able to fund the change and have Louise Kavanagh and Georgie Lowry to develop a distinctive new brand to support this change in name and wider identity. This included a logo and complementary materials, and a new strapline, vision, mission and values.

We will be applying this new brand identity to our website and other materials in the coming months; this will be achieved with corporate supporters Blueprint Partners and WebFX who are working with us to create an even better website in 2022.

We hope you like it as much as we do!

QPR FC Women are delighted to announce their new shirt sponsor UNITED in Hammersmith and Fulham

[First posted by QPR 09/12/2020]

The new partnership will see the UNITED in Hammersmith and Fulham brand displayed on the front property of QPR FC Women’s home strip and training kit this season.

UNITED in Hammersmith and Fulham is a local charity that believe that everybody has something to offer. They get behind community activities and help give a better chance to local people.

They do a lot of great work in the community and really do inspire people and change lives.” – Steve Quashie

Their job is to galvanise people into devoting the time, money, effort and brainpower needed to create strong communities for all and QPR FC Women are proud to help the west London community become UNITED.

Steve Quashie, QPR FC Women’s first-team manager, said: “They do a lot of fantastic work in the community and really do inspire people and change lives.

“As a club, we are hoping to have an exciting long-term relationship with them and at the same time help them fundraise and create a real sense of community spirit and togetherness moving forward.

“The players and the staff are really behind the partnership and are looking forward to doing some work off the field with them.”

As a club, QPR are proud to promote equality and the women’s side now donning the official 2020/21 kit is just another step in the battle for equality in sport.

Quashie added: “Having the current 2020/21 first-team strip will make a huge difference to the players and really adds that level of professionalism to the women’s side.

“It means we go out and represent this great football club in the same way as our male counterparts and that is a great feeling.

“We have been able to get this partnership through our relationship with QPR in the Community Trust and support from our Women’s board. This once again shows the fantastic support that they give us – it is creating a special feeling within our club.”

QPR FC Women will be wearing their new strip on December 20th when the R’s face Ashford Town at Heston.

This clash will be played behind-closed-doors, but you can follow all the action right here on www.qpr.co.uk

Vacancies for a Community Grants Officer and Trustees

We are interested in hearing from people from diverse communities, who reflect our local area. We are also keen to hear from first time Trustees.

Volunteer Trustee Role Description

Community Grants Officer Job Description

UNITED in Hammersmith & Fulham Issue First Ever Annual Impact Report

As we release our first ever Annual Impact Report (March 2019-20) we are incredibly proud of our achievements. We have had to flex, change and be responsive with the times and have big plans to continue a long way.

A full pdf copy is available for download here.