Barons Court Project turns on the tap with H&F Hive

A Barons Court homeless and mental health charity is raising money for a new boiler and water tank through the new H&F Hive.

Hammersmith & Fulham Council set up the H&F Hive to help local groups and individuals to raise funds for community projects. In addition to raising money from friends and neighbours, projects can make a pitch for a share of the £200,000 which H&F Council has made available to support great initiatives - writes

Barons Court Project

The Barons Court Project recently completed the refurbishment of its shower facilities, thanks to the generous support of Co-operative UK, the Screwfix Foundation and many individual donors. Now they are hoping to upgrade their old boiler so they can make the best use of the new showers.

“A shower is a street homeless person’s first step towards change, rejuvenation and dignity”, said Michael Angus, Director of Barons Court Project. “We now have wonderful shower facilities and want to be able to offer more homeless people the chance to come in and freshen up and make that first step to recovery.

“We are the only organisation in the borough offering showers to homeless people. We want to open our facilities to anyone who needs them, so we need to upgrade our old, creaky boiler so we can have hot water available throughout the day.”

“We are very grateful for the amazing support we receive from our local community”, said Michael. “Any donations towards our new boiler, however large or small, will help to make a real difference to the many people we work with on a daily basis.”


If you would like to support Barons Court Project’s new boiler, you can make a pledge here on the “Power the shower – new boiler appeal” page on the H&F Hive .

The Mayor of Hammersmith & Fulham, Cllr Michael Cartwright, who chose Barons Court Project as his nominated charity for 2017-18, said: “The Barons Court Project has given the chance of revival to so many people for the past 32 years.

“Now that the valued shower facility has been revived, the H&F Hive provides a great opportunity to raise funds for the new boiler and enable the Project to continue to give a warm welcome to all those who need it.”

For more information on Barons Court Project and the work they do supporting people on low incomes who are vulnerable to mental ill health and / or homelessness, take a look at their website.

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