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Our Values

We fund projects that

  • focus on neighbourhoods and communities of interest,
  • where people are developing lasting relationships at a grassroots level,
  • with the potential for positive, longer term change,
  • that are willing to try out new ways of working that others can learn from,
  • that focus on improving the lives of people experiencing the most social and economic hardship,
  • that enable people to be agents of change in their own lives and communities.

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Mission Statement

The Wharfedale Foundation is a grant-awarding trust established in March 2009, and is registered with the Charity Commissioners. It aims to fund projects in the Yorkshire and Humberside region. Its areas of concern are interfaith dialogue, social cohesion,  exclusion and environmental sustainability, with a special focus on grassroots and youth-oriented projects. Its guiding principles are Christian-based concern for the wellbeing of God's creation and flourishing of individuals and communities.