May 31
AGM & Open Meeting - 5th July 2017

The eighth Annual General Meeting of The Wharfedale Foundation will be held at 4pm on Wednesday 5th July 2017 at St George's Centre, Leeds. This will be followed at 4.30pm by an Open Meeting at which some recent grant recipients will give short presentations about their projects. All are welcome. If you would like to attend please email or use the contact us link on this site so we know likely numbers for planning purposes.​

May 18
Four more grants awarded

The trustees have awarded funding to the following organisations/projects at their recent meeting:

  • Celebrate Diversity, Celebrate Community event at Bradford PHAB Club
  • Mental Health Support through the Legal Process in Leeds and surrounding areas at Manuel Bravo Project
  • Hosting project at BEACON (Bradford Ecumenical Asylum Concern)
  • Knife Point' and 'Same Difference' projects in Sheffield at In2Change.

May 05
Second new trustee welcomed to the board

Philip Bee is a Methodist Minister in Penistone. He was formerly Churches Regional Officer at CRC for Yorkshire and the Humber. He has also been a minister in Huddersfield and Coventry (where he was chaplain at the University of Warwick). Before ministry he worked in the global financial markets in London. He enjoys a large family and the odd round of golf.

Mar 16
Welcome to our latest Trustee

Angela Hobson has joined the Trustees of the Wharfedale Foundation. Angela has over twenty years’ experience within the third sector including fundraising, regeneration, community development, volunteer management, service user involvement, partnership working, evaluation and project management. She has a MSc in Sustainable Development and her academic studies specialise in community design and urban regeneration. Angela was born and raised in rural North Yorkshire she is a keen walker, lover of outdoor pursuits and enjoys gardening on her allotment."

Mar 08
Second year funding for The Anchor Project

The second year's grant funding payment has been made to The Anchor Project at St Clement's Bradford to support BD3 CARE (Concern for Asylum Seekers and Refugees)

Feb 28
First grants of 2017 awarded

The trustees met last week and were pleased to award funding to the following organisations/projects:

  • The Sharakat Project at St Paul's, Manningham
  • Doncaster Conversation Club for their Outings programmee for asylum seekers and refugees
  • The New Steps, New Sounds project at The Milton Rooms in Malton