A Hammersmith and Fulham care provider has re-opened its Community Grant scheme – a sum of money that could benefit any local group in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham working with older people or those living with a disability.


Bluebird Care opened its office almost six years ago in the local area, and ever since has been working hard to support other organisations across the district.


Soheila Amin, Managing Director, said:

As well as providing care & companionship services to people living in their own homes, Bluebird Care is passionate about supporting community projects and initiatives. So many neighbourhoods thrive because of volunteers who work tirelessly to run community groups, host events and provide services that benefit others. Much of this work involves supporting older people who, without regular coffee mornings, day-trips or lunch clubs, would be left isolated at home.


The care provider is making available £250 to a community group or initiative that works with older people within the Borough.

The group that can best demonstrate a need for additional support will be allocated the funds.


Bluebird Care is a local provider of care in the home. They specialise in working with customers who suffer from dementia, physical and learning disabilities, and work alongside their families, Social Services, GPs and Clinical Commissioning Groups to ensure each person receives the care they need.


Nathan Hartley is coordinating the scheme on behalf of Bluebird Care. He says support will be offered to the successful applicant to ensure older people get the most from their Community Grant:

The Bluebird Care Community Grant will also come with support and advice. We want to work with a local project that gives older people an opportunity to try something new and that will add benefit to their lives. Examples of the type of projects we are looking for could include gardening, leisure, recreational or musical activities.


Bluebird Care Hammersmith & Fulham has already awarded two previous grants for £250 each, one to the Masbro Elders Project in Hammersmith, which works with older people to tackle loneliness and isolation, and the other to the Hammersmith Community Gardens Association.


For more details, and to receive an application form, email hartleypr@hotmail.co.uk



Charities or not for profit organisations wishing to provide or organise leisure activities for people with physical disabilities can apply for a grant to help them to deliver their project, service or activity.

The majority of grants awarded are for £5,000 and under.

The funding is being provided through the Bruce Wake Charitable Trust.

Applications can be submitted at any time and applications are considered quarterly by the Trustees.

The Trust was established to encourage and assist the provision of leisure activities for the disabled.


The Trustees will consider grant applications related to the provision of leisure activities for the disabled but favour particularly applications whereby the potential beneficiaries meet one or all of the following criteria:


  • The potential beneficiaries are physically disabled wheelchair users
  • Improved access for wheelchair users is proposed
  • A sporting or leisure activity involving disabled wheelchair users is proposed

Click here to complete an application for a grant or click here to see more details.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation was established by Paul Hamlyn in 1987. Upon his death in 2001, he left most of his estate to the Foundation, creating one of the largest independent grant-making foundations in the UK.

The Youth Fund supports organisations whose main purpose is about helping young people (aged 14-25) in the most precarious positions, where making the transition to adult independence is most challenging.

The Fund supports organisations which work with young people experiencing disadvantage in a way that recognises and builds on their strengths and potential – we refer to this as an asset-based approach.

Such approaches can include ‘strengths-based’, ‘advantaged thinking’, or ‘asset-based community development’ practices.


Organisations may be planning to grow their impact by:

  • Replicating a programme or service
  • Widening the reach of an idea or innovation
  • Spreading a technology or skill
  • Advancing policy or enhancing its implementation
  • Influencing attitudes


The Fund will provide core funding to organisations within the youth sector and outside.

This is a direct response to what we heard in our strategy consultation – that, in order to achieve greatest positive impact in the lives of young people, organisations need to achieve a balance of stability, continuity and flexibility.



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With tech disruption in Broadcast Media (Amazon Prime, Netflix, to name but a few) and innovation of flavour, visuals and aromas in Food, the nature of ‘how things are done’ in these sectors is changing and evolving rapidly.

During Tech Week, join our Media Tech Disruptors & Food Innovators panel on Tuesday 11th June, from 5.30pm for an insightful discussion and Q&A session with individuals from broadcast media and food featuring:

  • Mike Jones
  • Stephen Coote
  • Graham Short
  • Steven Bryen
  • Alexandros Paraskevas
  • Panel Chair – Andrew Dakers. Andrew is CEO of West London Business. His career spans IT, change management, campaigning and public affairs, at organisations including the BBC, GSK and West London education business charity Spark!

Everyone is welcome!

A great opportunity to learn from this inspiring panel and discover the latest trends in media and food.


Click here to see more details.




The Mayor of London’s Office is working with ConnectSport to show how sport and physical activity are benefitting people across London.

You don’t need to be a sport organisation to take part.

Physical activity just needs to be part of what you do.


To take part simply to create a short video on your smartphone about who your organisation is, what you do, where, when and why.

You can use existing video.

Then upload it to YouTube and submit it with a short description at www.connectsport.co.uk/enter.

If you haven’t got a YouTube channel, ConnectSport can host the video for you.


If people in your activities don’t want to be filmed, one person talking will be fine.

It’s the message, not video production, that counts.

Videos will be showcased on ConnectSport.co.uk and social media.


Each month one organisation will receive £250 towards their work.

View other entries at www.connectsport.co.uk/stronger-communities-through-sport.














Women’s Wellness Event in collaboration with SASH, Jo’s Trust and the H&F and central London Cervical Screening Project Teams to celebrate Cervical Screening Awareness Week.


The day will begin with a talk from Jo’s Trust about raising awareness of cervical cancer and the importance of cervical screening (also known as smear testing).


Hammersmith and Fulham and Central London Cervical Screening Project Teams will introduce the new, easy and convenient way to book a cervical screening appointment.


After lunch SASH will run a series of wellbeing and empowerment sessions on breast health, self-care and women in leadership.


There will also be opportunities to do crafting.


To book a free ticket:



Wednesday 12th June

10.30 am – 2.30 pm

White City Community Centre, India Way, W12 7QT


First Aid Training gives you the skills and knowledge needed to handle an emergency situation.


Acknowledging Youths CIC is a not for profit organisation; we are planning to provide FREE First Aid Training to the young people of Tower Hamlets, Hammersmith & Fulham – our aim is for them to become Trainers delivering courses commercially and to their wider community.

Saving local lives… not taking them…


Click here to view/download the flyer.



AY Group Community Services CIC is a not for profit organisation which is planning to provide a Community Hub where people of all ages, cultures and abilities are encouraged to use the community facilities offered.


Our vision is to offer a facility that will provide social, educational, recreational and wellbeing activities in a safe and secure community environment. It will also promote community cohesion through dialogue and discussions at the centre where all groups from diverse backgrounds will be welcome. We will attract new groups and maintain our existing groups.


Click here to view/download the flyer.

If you are charity leader (Trustees, Chief Execs, and senior staff) who needs some additional support, The Foundation for Social Improvement will be running popular set of 60-minute webinars again the following week.

These opportunities have limited space as they emphasise activities and interaction with your trainer – along with opportunities for Q&A throughout the session.


The Foundation for Social Improvement aim is to improve your knowledge, skills and confidence without you having to leave the comfort of your office.


13th June – 60-minute webinars
This 60-minute series is specifically designed for Charity Leaders with topics including:

  • Good Governance
  • Strategy & Business Planning
  • Fundraising


“This was an excellent course, as I would have said about all the courses I have attended from FSI. Their usefulness and accessibility for small charities can’t be underestimated, and I have recommended them to everyone I think would benefit”
 – Margaret, North Lancashire Counselling service.


Click here to see more details.