Wharfedale Foundation to spend out over 4 grant rounds during 2024/5


The Wharfedale Foundation

The Foundation will provide grants of £500 – £25,000 over the next 2 years in 4 application rounds, to organisations operating in Y&H under 3 priority areas: breaking down barriers in society; integration of marginalised groups; tackling disadvantage.

What we fund

Grants for not-for-profit organisations with income under £300,000 for projects in Yorkshire & Humber addressing divisions in society and bringing communities closer together.

Grants will be for up to £10,000 over 1 or 2 years for organisations with an annual income of under £150,000. Grants will be for up to £25,000 for organisations with an annual income of under £300,000.  We encourage applications particularly from smaller organisations.

We will fund projects/activities/core and development costs (including staff salaries, training, pilot projects, on-going services etc.) and are particularly keen to support organisations to be more sustainable.

Our priorities are: breaking down of barriers in society, the integration of marginalised groups in communities and tackling disadvantage.  

Who can apply

We are open to applications from:

  • registered charities
  • charitable companies
  • charitable incorporated organisations (CIO)
  • Community Interest Companies (CIC). 

(CIC’s must be limited by guarantee, with at least 3 unrelated directors and no persons with significant control and have an asset lock).

  • voluntary/community/faith organisations (with a constitution)
  • other non-profit organisations will be considered

When can you apply

Applications will be considered over 2024-2025 over 4 rounds:

  1. Round 1 opens on 1/3/24 to 22/3/24 for expressions of interest, with full applications invited to submit between 1/4/24 – 26/4/2024
  2. Round 2 opens on 6/9/24 to 27/9/24 for expressions of interest, with full applications invited to submit between 7/10/24 – 1/11/2024

There will be 2 further rounds in 2025.

How to apply

Organisations are asked to submit a brief expression of interest on the Foundation’s website to check eligibility. If eligible applicants will be sent a full application form.

Further information

The Foundation will also be running short Meet the Funder on-line information sessions where you can find out more.  These will be:

  • Thursday 22nd February at 2pm register here;
  • Wednesday 6th March at 6pm register here
  • We will also be delivering a session in partnership with Community Matters Yorkshire on Monday 18th March register here

Email: info@wharfedalefoundation.org.uk

To find out more visit website here.

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