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.



Resident population of the district


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


Working age residents claiming out of work benefits


Number of Wakefield households in Fuel Poverty


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


Number of Wakefield residents who are in work


Number of active enterprises in the district


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


Number of parents who have no qualifications


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

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Do you know a local hero

10 March, 2017

We are looking for people who have made a difference, who have run/organised activities or contributed in one way or another to helping people achieve their potential (or overcome an impediment) – more than they could have done by themselves.

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Wakefield District - A Tale Of Contrasts - Part 2

11 November, 2016

Did you know that the majority of grants given by our Community Foundation are to organisations in the District and not in the centre of Wakefield?

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Trick or Treat

17 October, 2016

On Friday 14th October The Community Foundation Wakefield District popped into Rycroft Youth Centre to be greeted by ghosts and ghouls as they were celebrating their Halloween party early.

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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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