Wharfedale Foundation

31st July 2019

Small grants of £500 to £5,000 are available from the Wharfedale Foundation to 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. The foundation aims to support projects that “address the divisions in our society by developing greater understanding of social justice and diversity.”

Organisations with an income up to £250,000

There is a two-stage application process for organisations with an income of up to £250,000. Grants of up to £5,000 are exceptional. The typical grant is around £2,000 to £3,000.

Organisations with an income up to £50,000

There is a one-stage process for organisations with an income of less than £50,000 seeking grants of up to £500.

What can be funded?

Grants are available for projects in the Yorkshire and Humber region that can show how change and transformation can be achieved in one or more of the following ways:

  • Creating greater inclusivity by breaking down barriers of fear based on for example religious, cultural, ethnic or social difference or financial hardship,
  • Integrating marginalised groups into mainstream society and promoting a welcoming culture,
  • Aiding the integration of marginalised groups through environmental projects,
  • Developing greater understanding of these issues through carrying out research.

Funding is not available for capital projects, core costs, or salaries where there is no indication of how the post will be sustainable in the future.


Telephone the fund administrator on 07581 734692 or complete the contact form with a brief description of the project to find out if you’re eligible to apply.

Next deadline 13 September 2019