Established in early 2016, Young Hammersmith & Fulham Foundation (YHFF) was set up to support the lives of young people who live, learn, play or work in the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham.
YHFF is a membership charity which aims to support organisations that deliver services for young people aged 0 to 25. It also aims to assist in the brokering of authentic and sustainable cross sector relationships.
Adopting a thematic approach, the Foundation addresses five issues that are pertinent amongst young people in the borough. These are mental health, employability, reducing the attainment gap in education, healthier lifestyles in childhood and youth justice. The themes of the Foundation are in accordance with the Youth Partnership Report, Youth Manifesto and Make your Mark, a nationwide survey carried out by the UK Youth Parliament.
The YHFF offers the following support to its members:
- Income generation & fundraising
- Training and organisational development
- Networking opportunities
- Resource and information hub
Types of Membership
YHFF has three types of membership:
Members – Direct deliverers of services
Partners – Non-direct deliverers such as businesses. Partners also include the local authority and schools
Supporters – Major donors, legacy funders and patrons
Gareth Dixon – CEO
Annie Rockson – Development Manager
Amy Lalla – Chair of Trustees
George Mitchell – Treasurer
Small Grant Funding
In 2017, YHFF ran s Small Grants Funding Scheme with a funding pot of £10,000 to allocate as grant funding for member organisations. The aim of the scheme was to support children and young people in Hammersmith & Fulham to have a greater opportunity to fulfil their potential. Further information can be found on YHFF’s website.