Upcoming Events & News

Annual Meeting - Wednesday 20 June from 11.30 am, Clarendon Hall, York House, Twickenham.

The research report On The Edge was launched in May last year and highlighted the levels of need across our communities.  Mental Health was a common theme throughout the report.  It was also disturbing to see the hard facts on some of the issues affecting our children and young people.

The meeting is an opportunity to learn how two of our local charities are meeting these challenges: beneficiaries presenting with more complex issues and responding to those needs; demonstrating impact; and partnership working.

Our Chairman Richard Montgomery will report on our Charity’s work over the past year and future initiatives.  Finally, it’s a valuable networking opportunity to catch-up with colleagues.

11.30 Registration -- Tea & Coffee
12.00  Richard Montgomery, Chairman, Hampton Fuel Allotment Charity
12.15  Kat Moore, Operations Manager, Richmond Borough Mind
12.35 Joe Lowther, CEO, Kick London

12.55 Questions/Discussion

13.15 Networking Opportunity, with buffet lunch

If you are interested in attending, please respond by Friday 8 June with the name of your organisation, the names of those attending and whether lunch is required: Tel: 0208 941 7866 or Email: carole@hfac.co.uk



£378,500 awarded to 15 charities and local community groups in April 2018!

In April 2018 the Trustees awarded £378,500 to 15 local community groups and charities including the following:

Kingston Hospital Charity was established to raise funds to provide enhanced quality of care that is additional to that which the NHS funding alone can provide. The charity has committed to the refurbishment of its three elderly care wards and to ensure the wards are dementia friendly. A grant of £50,000 will go towards the dementia friendly refurbishment costs of Kingston Hospital’s Blyth and Kennet Wards. These will include improved and dementia friendly flooring and lighting, signage and colour schemes. Dementia friendly wards have been proven to reduce the length of hospital stays, reduce the number of patient falls and improve the ward atmosphere and patient wellbeing.

Richmond Citizens Advice Bureau provides a range of generalist advice services covering welfare benefits, debt, housing, immigration, consumer and employment advice. They offer their services from their main office, which up until now has been at Twickenham Town Centre and from various satellite services in Ham, Hampton, North Barnes and Sheen. Advice is provided free of charge either face-to-face, via telephone or email. A grant of £60,000 will go towards funding the organisation’s outreach work at the White House Community Centre in Hampton and towards some of their work at their main office. The charity will be moving their main office from Twickenham to Hampton Hill shortly and an additional grant of £20,000 will go towards funding the refurbishment costs of the new premises.

LVA Trust is a relatively new charity providing relationship and sex education to school children in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Their work is delivered mainly via interactive lessons, school assemblies, small groups and mentoring. A grant of £5,000 will go towards their small groups and mentoring work in Hampton High and Twickenham Academy, aimed at supporting young people who may be at risk of self-harm, relationship abuse, peer on peer sexual violence, child sexual exploitation and/or coercion.

Richmond And Kingston Accessible Transport (RAKAT) provides an accessible transport scheme to vulnerable residents both in Richmond and Kingston who due to their age, frailty and/or disabilities are unable to use public transport. RAKAT also provides other community groups (e.g. youth groups) access to transport. A grant of £12,000 will go towards funding some of the organisation’s staff salaries to help operate the ‘core’ business; and additional grant of £35,000 will contribute towards a new fully accessible minibus.

Integrated Neurological Services provides clinical intervention and holistic support for people living with a long term neurological condition (e.g. Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke and acquired brain injury). The aim is to improve physical, emotional and spiritual well-being, both for the client and carer. Clients are supported to self-manage their condition, remain independent, and to achieve best possible quality of life for themselves and their carers. A grant of £25,000 will go towards INS’ speech and language therapist service, paying part of the Speech and Language Therapist’s salary, supervision and other associated costs.



Fuel Grant Applications

We are now accepting fuel grant applications for our Individual Grants Panel Meeting in July 2018. The deadline date for applications is Friday 22 June 2018.

Thinking of changing fuel suppliers? Please contact us first!

If you are thinking of changing fuel suppliers and would like to benefit from our fuel grants please contact us before switching over. This is because we are unable to work with all the suppliers in the market. Currently we only work with the following companies: British Gas, Co-operative Energy, EDF, EON, Npower, Scottish Power, SSE (Southern Electric) and Utility Warehouse. If you would like to know more, please call us on: 020 8941 7866.