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.

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Robert Mansur (pictured) from Bishop Creighton House

A further £50,000 has been paid out this month by the Winter Wellbeing Community Fund, set up by Hammersmith & Fulham Council and administered by UNITED in Hammersmith & Fulham to channel government grant aid and private donations to where help is most needed.

Cllr Sue Fennimore, Deputy Leader of H&F Council, said the Winter Wellbeing Community Fund was ‘making a real difference to those who need it most’.

The latest projects to benefit include Solidarity Sports, which works to boost the confidence of children recovering from chronic trauma.

It has been awarded £9,940 to support families in poverty with food essentials and utility bills, delivering care packages including toiletries as well as books, games and skipping ropes to engage with children.

Also benefiting from the most recent distribution is the charity Advance, which has received £10,000 to help women and girls facing domestic abuse in the borough.

If you need the support of Advance, please ring 020 8741 7008 or email angelou@advancecharity.org.uk

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Pictured is a London Sports Trust basketball training session for kids
 

Other projects to receive funding are:

Bishop Creighton House providing essential food parcels, meals and support to those most in need in H&F. It has been given a £6,175 grant.

Community Education Forum has been given £5,000 for food for families on low income.

The Ethiopian Women’s Empowerment Group has received £5,922.50 to pay for food vouchers and support with utility bills.

Streetlytes, which is supported by the Shepherds Bush Housing Group, has been awarded £5,000 to help the homeless with drop-in facilities and hot meals.

London Sports Trust has been given £5,000 to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of deprived youngsters, while the Easter holiday club of the White City Interfaith Partnership has received £2,100 to provide lunches and healthy snacks.