Current Grant Programmes

Fuel Poverty

Help keep Wakefield families warm this Christmas

WDH and Wakefield Council are joining forces to support this year’s Winter Fuel Christmas Challenge, organised by the Community Foundation for Wakefield District. The aim is to bring warmth to 800 families and elderly people who are facing fuel poverty this Christmas.


The appeal goes public on International Giving Day, Tuesday 27 November and is open online to 4 December 2018 at (and enter Community Foundation for Wakefield) with an option to donate locally right through to Christmas Day itself.

“Big Give” Winter Fuel Christmas Challenge 2018

This year’s challenge is to double the £10,000 match funding already provided by WDH Housing and Wakefield Council. With this in place, every pound donated to the Winter Fuel Christmas Challenge will be matched. The Community Foundation is set to double the number of families receiving Winter Fuel support, from 350 households last year to 800 this year. The aim, with public support, is to ensure families and elderly people can benefit from emergency fuel grants of £25 over the festive season, by raising £20,000 through the “Big Give” Winter Fuel Christmas Challenge 2018.

Help share the Christmas Spirt

You may also like to consider organising a festive event at your workplace, school or in the community.

  • Treat yourselves, bring a cake to work
  • Dress up, dress down day or wear a special colour to work
  • Burn off some energy before Christmas with a 1 mile walk at lunch time or 50,000 steps in a week!
The Big Give Christmas Challenge

Whatever you decide to do, every £25 will make a real difference to someone’s Christmas who lives right here within Wakefield District.

For more information contact

Support this year’s Winter Fuel Christmas Challenge

Donate to the Winter Fuel Christmas Challenge

#iwill - Youth Social Action Fund

Round Two

Round II of Youth Social Action is now closed for applications. Thanks to all those who have applied. The Awards Panel will be announcing the results towards the end of October.

Tampon Tax Community Fund

Round Two

Two Ridings Community Foundation are working with UK Community Foundations to deliver the Tampon Tax Community Fund in North & East Yorkshire, York, Hull, Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield.


The Tampon Tax Fund allocates funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls. Grants for projects that support women and girls to build skills and confidence, improve their health and wellbeing, and build social networks.


You can apply as a charity or community group for awards of between £5,000 and £10,000.

Fund Criteria

Please download and read the full Fund Criteria here.

To Apply

Please read the full criteria above to ensure you are eligible. You can then click here to access the online application form.

Further Information

For further information please contact

How you can help... Fundraising

Make a one off donation above via Local Giving, or learn about how you can help.