Home-Start Richmond Change of Name

At a Board Meeting of Home-Start Richmond in July 2017, it was agreed to change our name to Home-Start Richmond, Kingston & Hounslow.

This change of name better reflects the fact that since October 2016 we have been building up our service to support families in the borough of Kingston-upon-Thames.  Furthermore, on the 1st April 2017 we merged with Home-Start Hounslow which offers the Home-Start family support service across the whole of the borough.  We look forward to raising the profile of Home-Start and continuing to work with families and volunteers across all three boroughs.

Please note that our registered charity number remains the same at 1108975.

Fundraising and Marketing Co-ordinator

Fundraising and Marketing Co-ordinator

Part-time 21 hours/week

Salary level NJC 26- 28 £15,745-£16,728 with outer London weighting pro-rata for 21 hours

Home-Start Richmond is looking for a Fundraising and Marketing Co-ordinator to join our hardworking friendly team, based in our offices in East Sheen. The role is on a part time basis for up to 21 hours per week, based on a full time week of 35 hours. There is scope to consider term time only for this role.

We need someone  who can raise the profile of Home-Start across the boroughs of Richmond, Kingston and Hounslow and to raise funds for Home-Start through a carefully selected mix of high-profile events, local activities and funding applications.

Click below to preview or download a PDF Application Pack

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Download the application form in Word here:

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or please email info@homestart-richmond.org.uk or telephone 020 8487 8500

Closing date: Monday 10th July

Interviews: 18th or 19th July

Home-Start Richmond is committed to equal opportunities.

Ham Open Gardens – thank you

What a wonderful day we had at Ham Open Gardens on Sunday! The weather was amazing and around 1200 people came along to view the 19 exquisite gardens on show. It was lovely to see so many of our volunteers and supporters there and we especially would like to thank our volunteer stewards and cake bakers for their time and contributions. We are also grateful to the Ham and Petersham Association for organising such a fantastic event and for selecting Home-Start as one of the beneficiaries. We are looking forward to hearing how much money was raised!

Thanks to Kingston Morris Men





Many thanks to Kingston Morris and Spring Grove Morris for selecting Home-Start as their charity of the year 2016. We were so grateful to receive a very generous £1000 last week. This money will go towards supporting vulnerable families in Kingston Borough who need help with issues such as disability, illness, post-natal depression, isolation and family breakdown. Every penny is very gratefully received – thank you.

Thank you St Margaret’s Catholic Church

A huge thank you to Father Peter and the congregation of St Margaret’s Catholic Church for their amazing Lenten fundraising efforts, including a Fiesta Latina and a Teddy Bears’ Picnic.
Our Chair of Trustees Louise Kerr was delighted to accept a cheque for £5000 to help vulnerable families in
TW1 and the surrounding areas.

We are very grateful to all those who organised and supported this project, and especially to parishioner David Ring for nominating us.

September Volunteer Course

Volunteer for Home-Start RichmondOur next volunteer course will be held in Teddington at St Mary with St Alban Church Hall in Ferry Road.  This 7 week course starts on Tuesday 19th September (not during half-term week).  If you would like more details about what volunteering for us entails, please contact Angie Ahmed on 020 8487 8500 or email info@homestart-richmond.org.uk.

April 2017 Newsletter

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Click above to view or download our April 2017 Newsletter.  You can read about a donation from 03e of bikes for some of our families, an update from one of the families we helped through very difficult times, Ham Open Gardens, Trustee recruitment and volunteer training starting in September.

Could you be our Trustee?

Home-Start Richmond supports families with young children by recruiting and training volunteers to provide practical help and emotional support for families in their homes.

This is an exciting opportunity to serve on the Board of Trustees for a successful voluntary organisation and make a real difference to the lives of families and children. It offers the chance to participate in the local community in a meaningful and rewarding way for personal and career development.

We enjoy the services of a vibrant and committed Board of Trustees with wide-ranging skill sets. Due to recent geographical expansion (we now serve the areas of Kingston and Hounslow boroughs) and to ensure that our Board continues to meet the needs of our expanding operations, we wish to enlarge and strengthen our Board primarily in the areas of Digital Technology and Fundraising.

The commitment is attendance at board meetings which take place every six weeks at Parkway House in Sheen in the evening. Our local network is very important to us and in order to play a full and rewarding part in Home-Start Richmond, trustee presence at local events and fundraising initiatives is expected. This is not onerous however and is at the trustee’s own discretion.

In addition, trustees typically support the staff on an ad hoc basis, within their own particular area of expertise.

The trustee role is an unpaid one but we can meet reasonable expenses associated with attending Board meetings or other events.

If you think that you have relevant skills and would relish the chance to be part of a successful and dynamic local enterprise, please apply for an information pack in the first instance to:

Louise Kerr, Chair of Trustees, Home-Start Richmond upon Thames