THE CHARITY OF WILLIAM HOBBAYNE is Hanwell born and bred. Founded in 1484 by a Yeoman of Hanwell, its essential purpose has always been to support the community of Hanwell in as many ways as it can.
For most of its existence the way in which the Charity supported the community of Hanwell was to provide grants to individuals and families and to other charity/local organisations which in turn support the community.
are given to local charitable/community groups and individuals to help with practical solutions to people’s needs. This includes providing educational grants and inspiring schools to get involved in community projects to help others.
is a Community Centre in St Dunstan’s Road, Hanwell. Established in 2002 the Centre provides facilities to the community in varying forms. It enables people, to meet, help each other, strengthen the community and learn new skills in groups of all sizes. Read more...
It offers activities and events for Hanwell's Older People, providing warmth and friendship for the older community.
Various voluntary organisations run Support Groups at the William Hobbayne Centre.
In these difficult times there is increasing need for Advice and Information. Several specialist local groups and charities hold regular surgeries at the William Hobbayne Centre.
The Centre is also becoming a focus for the wider local community and is used for various meetings, social and recreational Weekly activities.
The Charity has 2 allotment sites. The Billets Hart site in Green Lane and The William Hobbayne Community Gardens in St Margaret’s Road - where starter plots are very popular.
Our aim is to promote a sense of community spirit in those around us and we are delighted that so many local people are now using the William Hobbayne Centre and becoming volunteers for the Charity.