We have two separate funds detailed as follows:-

Theatre Royal Wakefield
New Centre for Creativity

Aim – To raise £50,000 to create a performance area at the proposed Wakefield Theatre new Creativity Centre.

Purpose – To enable children to have access to a dedicated performance area with trained professional help resulting in improved self-esteem, confidence and life goals.


Winter Fuel Payment Fund

Aim – To raise £5,000 to distribute to those in Fuel Poverty. No matter what your status is, if you are of pensionable age you still receive a winter fuel allowance whether you need it or not. Please donate this to this fund.

Purpose – It is scandalous that people are dying in this day and age from hypothermia in the District. The fund will make emergency payments to citizens who find themselves unable to heat their homes.


How You Can Help?

You can donate to support local projects and people in different ways:-

  • Make a one off donation online above via the Local Giving website
  • Become an Associate (from as little as £60 for people and £100 for businesses)
  • Donate by cheque
  • Spare some time, become a volunteer, contact us for details

Cheques made payable to ‘Community Foundation Wakefield’ can be sent to:

Community Foundation Wakefield District
PO Box 696
19 King Street
Wakefield WF1 9NW

If you are a UK taxpayer, or your company pays tax, it is simple to make a tax efficient donation to help your local community. Just print off and complete this gift aid form and send it to us along with your cheque. At no cost to you, every £1 donation is worth more to the Wakefield Community Foundation, which as a registered charity can reclaim the standard rate of tax.

However you give your money, it will be spent alongside donations from other people, businesses and charitable trusts meaning it will have greater impact than if you had acted on your own.

The grant has made a significant difference to our group. Two of our volunteers are in the process of completing a level 3 qualification in Forestry Skills. They have completed the first part of the qualification and now have to deliver six Forestry skills sessions to complete their portfolio to gain the qualification. We are able to make these sessions free, making them accessible to everyone, as we no longer have to pay for a qualified trainer, as our two volunteers have seen accessed as competent to deliver sessions. Both volunteers were unemployed at the start of their training, but one of them has now found employment doing this type of work.

Pat Woodhouse
Friends Of Fryston Woods

How You Can Help?


As we are helping more and more people in our local community, we need more help too!

Would you like to be involved?
Aside from the opportunity to give something back to your community, you will learn new skills, meet new people, make new friends and improve your confidence and stay active.

It is important when volunteering that the volunteering opportunity suits your individual circumstances, perhaps you can only volunteer during school hours or would prefer to do something on a weekend.

If you are interested in volunteering get in touch with us.

How to make a difference... Why Give Locally?

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