Jan 30
Trustee Vacancies

We want to expand our board of trustees and are looking for committed people keen to share our vision and willing to play an active role in developing the work of the Trust.   We are looking for people with a range of skills and experience (whether gained in the third sector or a business/commercial  role), and from backgrounds that represent the diversity of culture and geography within the region.  

Applications from people with one or more of the following would be particularly welcome:

  • A working knowledge of the voluntary and community sector

  • Experience of assessing funding applications

  • Experience of fundraising

This is a voluntary role with travel and other expenses reimbursed in accordance with the Foundation’s legal status as a charity.

​If you would like to enquire about becoming a trustee, or any other matter, please contact our Administrator, Rachel Boggs, by email:  or telephone: 07581 734692

Dec 01
Final grants of 2017

We are delighted to have awarded funding to the following organisations/projects at this week's trustee meeting:

  • Chopsticks
  • English 4 All
  • Leyburn Arts and Community Centre

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