The Wharfedale Foundation is a grant-awarding trust established in March 2009, and is registered with the Charity Commissioners. Whilst the Foundation has its roots in the Christian tradition, they recognise a common practical vision of a better world with those of other faith traditions and none. They therefore 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 Wharfedale Foundation is a grant-making trust that aims to fund projects that address the divisions in society by developing greater understanding of social justice and diversity. They provide grants of up to £5,000 (or £10,000 spread over two years) to fund projects in the Yorkshire and Humberside region. Areas of concern are interfaith dialogue, social cohesion, exclusion and environmental sustainability, with a special focus on grassroots and youth-oriented projects.
They are looking to expand their board of trustees and are looking for committed people keen to drive forward their vision. They are looking for people with a range of skills and experience, but applications from people with the following backgrounds would be particularly welcome:
- Experience of assessing funding applications
- A working knowledge of the voluntary and community sector
- Understanding the roles and responsibilities of a trustee
The Trustees attend four to six meetings a year usually at a central regional location such as Leeds.
In keeping with the Company’s legal status, this is a voluntary role with travel expenses reimbursed.