The West Hackney Parochial Charity is a Hackney-based charity set up to benefit the residents of the ecclesiastical parish of West Hackney.
The West Hackney Parochial Charity is a Hackney-based charity that came about as the result of the amalgamation of 32 ancient individual charities, originally set up to benefit the residents of the ecclesiastical parish of West Hackney. The first legacy was left by Thomas Heron in 1603, the year Queen Elizabeth I died.
The Charity is managed by a group of Trustees drawn from the local area (Please see the Map for the area of benefit).
Please note that the WHPC area of benefit does not cover the whole Metropolitan Borough of Hackney, but rather follows the ancient parish boundaries.
The following wards are outside of the area of benefit of WHPC:
In the north west – Woodberry Down, Brownswood, the western half of Stamford Hill West
In the west – Clissold, the western half of Stoke Newington
In the south west – Haggerston, Hoxton West, Hoxton East and Shoreditch
The Charity is governed by the Charity Commission; registered number 208941.
The Trustees priorities for this current grant year are: the relief of food poverty, support for warm spaces, support for organisations who are helping to alleviate fuel poverty, young people, older people, and social isolation.
The current Trustees are
Reverend Niall Weir (Chair), Irfan Malik (Vice Chair), Brian Innis, Kathryn Johnson, Fiona Fieber, Reverend Justin Gau, Emma Plouviez, Councillor Frank Baffour, Councillor Gilbert Smyth, Josh Cardale, Polly Mann, Christian Adams.
The Hackney District Nursing Association funds which provide support to residents across Hackney are administered by Hackney Parochial Charities. Please see this page for more information.