• Fuel Poverty
  • Unsung Hero Awards 2019
  • Community Foundation Wakefield District

    We Champion local causes, bridging the gap between those in need and those that are able to help.

    Our District has a fantastic history, is vibrant, enjoys good economic growth yet large inequalities still remain. We offer a range of services to enable us all to give something back to our community.

    We have already distributed £1.4m to over 1000 local causes.

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  • Community Foundation Wakefield District

    We Champion local causes, bridging the gap between those in need and those that are able to help.

    Our District has a fantastic history, is vibrant, enjoys good economic growth yet large inequalities still remain. We offer a range of services to enable us all to give something back to our community.

    We have already distributed £1.4m to over 1000 local causes.

    Donate

  • Community Foundation Wakefield District

    We Champion local causes, bridging the gap between those in need and those that are able to help.

    Our District has a fantastic history, is vibrant, enjoys good economic growth yet large inequalities still remain. We offer a range of services to enable us all to give something back to our community.

    We have already distributed £1.4m to over 1000 local causes.

    Donate

  • Community Foundation Wakefield District

    We Champion local causes, bridging the gap between those in need and those that are able to help.

    Our District has a fantastic history, is vibrant, enjoys good economic growth yet large inequalities still remain. We offer a range of services to enable us all to give something back to our community.

    We have already distributed £1.4m to over 1000 local causes.

    Donate

  • Community Foundation Wakefield District

    We Champion local causes, bridging the gap between those in need and those that are able to help.

    Our District has a fantastic history, is vibrant, enjoys good economic growth yet large inequalities still remain. We offer a range of services to enable us all to give something back to our community.

    We have already distributed £1.4m to over 1000 local causes.

    Donate

  • Unsung Hero Awards 2018

    331,379

    Resident population of the district

    25%

    In 2013, 25% of children were living in child poverty

    12.4%

    Working age residents claiming out of work benefits

    10.2%

    Number of Wakefield households in Fuel Poverty

    65th

    Wakefield is the 65th most deprived district in England (out of 326 districts)

    70.1%

    Number of Wakefield residents who are in work

    9375

    Number of active enterprises in the district

    23%

    At the end of 2015, only 23% of all residents were qualified to NVQ4+

    12%

    Number of parents who have no qualifications

    £119m

    Amount saved by WDC in budget cuts over the past five years

    Further Local Insight

    Wakefield District holds a special place in our heart and it is our aim to help address the specific needs of our district by creating funds and distributing them to local causes

    Just some of our success stories

    (Click the ‘£’ icons on the map below for more information)

    The NEW Wakefield Women’s Fund

    21 August, 2018

    You can make a difference by becoming one of the first in Wakefield to be a founder and ambassador for this fund to be launched at a lunch on 11th October from 12noon to 2pm at Hatfeild Hall, Normanton Golf Club.

    Unsung Heroes Awards Evening

    11 June, 2018

    Hosted by Wakefield’s Kate Hardcastle and current Yorkshire Business Woman of the year, those present were given a rare insight into the work being undertaken by the 10 short-listed nominees for the Main Awards.

    I have supported the Community Foundation Wakefield District because I know that they will use the money wisely, providing much needed funds to local groups that make a difference.

    Sir Rodney Walker

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