The Wharfedale Foundation is a Trust that has its roots in the Christian tradition. We recognise a common practical vision of a better world with those of other faith traditions and none. We therefore support initiatives that bring people together to gain understanding of other faiths and cultures and to work in partnership to improve the neighbourhoods in which they live. We aim to fund projects that address the divisions in our society by developing greater understanding of social justice and diversity.
Main Funding Programme - a two stage process for organisations with an income of up to £250,000. Although we may award up to £5,000 this is exceptional, the typical grant is normally around £2,000-£3,000.
Small Grants Programme - a one stage process for smaller organisations with an income of less than £50,000 seeking grants of up to £500.
We fund projects:
Projects applying for funding need to:
We will not fund:
If you think you have a project we might consider funding, start by contacting our Administrator by phone, email or clicking on the contact button below giving a brief description of it. If it falls within our criteria, you will be asked to send us a brief outline of the project and what you hope to achieve.
Once we have assessed your initial outline you may be invited to complete a full application and details of how to do this will be sent to you. Part of the full application will require additional supporting documents (annual reports, accounts etc) and may involve requesting further information from you or arranging a visit to meet you at your project to talk through your application in more detail.
Closing dates for initial outlines are given below. Trustees will consider full applications at least quarterly. If you have questions about the application process, or whether your project may fit our funding criteria please contact us.