Charity Fashion Show in aid of the Women’s Fund

Jenna Fan and Samantha Stones have organised a Fashion Show at Ossett Town Hall on Friday 25th March in aid of our Women’s Fund! The money raised will be going

Blossom hold self defence course for #internationalwomensday

On Wednesday, 9th March, Blossom condition of maximum development are hosting a free self defence course for Wakefield Council, We Are Wakefield and Community Foundation members and supporters in celebration of #internationalwomensday! Blossom want

#CoronavirusSupportFund – CoActive Arts

We are pleased to have been able to support CoActive through the Coronavirus Support Fund!   Jody Gabriel, from CoActive, said “CoActive Arts is really grateful to The Community Foundation

#CoronavirusSupportFund – Stepping Stones Baby Bank

We are pleased to have been able to support Stepping Stones Baby Bank through the Coronavirus Support Fund! Karen Stockhill from Stepping Stones Baby Bank said ‘The donation from the

#CoronavirusSupportFund – Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation

We are pleased to have supported Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation through the Coronavirus Support Fund. Colan Leung, Head of Health, Wellbeing & Inclusion said “The Connect Again project focused on

#CoronavirusSupportFund – Kidz Aware

We are happy to have helped Kidz Aware Charity through the #coronavirussupportfund! Diversity Manager, Gillian Archbold said “We have supported 45 disabled individuals with benefit form filling and appeals, which

#CoronavirusSupportFund – Shared Harmonies

We have been very happy to be able to support Shared Harmonies CIC through the #coronavirussupportfund! Emma Baylin, Director of Shared Harmonies said “Despite the challenges COVID has presented we

#CoronavirusSupportFund – Star Bereavement

We are very pleased to have been able to support Star Bereavement through the #coronavirussupportfund Claire Taylor from Star Bereavement said “The funding we received from The Community Foundation enabled

Office and Shop closing and re-opening times over the Christmas period

The Community Give Box is shutting at 2:00pm on Christmas Eve and will be open again on Wednesday the 5th of January. Our office is shutting at lunchtime on Christmas

#Challenge25 – Wakefield Trinity LFC U21s take on walk

Wakefield Trinity LFC U21s took on John O’Groats to Land’s End Eight members of Wakefield Trinity Ladies Football Club Under 21s are virtually walking the length of John O’Groats to

Cllr Denise Jeffery joins as our new Trustee

We are very pleased to welcome Cllr Denise Jeffery as our new trustee. She is very well-known in the district, with a long-term commitment to politics and has been the

Community News Update – Winter 2021

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#Challenge25 – Thank you everyone

Each year the Fuel Poverty Campaign, Give the Gift of Warmth, raises money to help provide emergency winter fuel grants to individuals and families struggling to pay their fuel bills.

#CoronavirusSupportFund – Wakefield District Sight Aid

We are happy to be supporting Wakefield District Sight Aid through the #coronavirussupportfund Hayley Grocock, Chief Executive Officer, said “We are hugely grateful for this funding and hope this gives

#CoronavirusSupportFund – Oasis Christian Centre and The Bag Fairies

We are delighted to be able to support Oasis Christian Centre – loving our community and their partners The Bag Fairies through #coronavirussupportfund Paul Wake from Oasis Christian Centre said

#Challenge25 – Solupak sell 25 boxes of All Purpose Cleaner in 3 days

A big thank to Solupak who have raised £625 by selling 25 ‘donation boxes’ of All Purpose Cleaner in 3 days! Solupak said “Our #Challenge25 was to sell the next

#Challenge25 – Win a signed Tyson Fury glove!

Please find out how to win a personally signed Tyson Fury glove below, whilst helping families to keep warm this winter! Click here – https://bit.ly/3o6gOb1

Break the Silence pick up gift bags

Joanna and Dave from Break the silence came and picked up their gift bags yesterday. We are absolutely delighted to be able to support you! And a big thank you

#Challenge25 – Great HARIBO Bake Off

Congratulations Adrian Hyde-Douglas and Craig Sutherland, winners of the Great HARIBO UK Bake Off, which raised £100. What a tasty way to support the #Challenge25, Fuel Poverty Campaign. Thank you

#Challenge25 – Thank You Wakefield Cathedral

We are absolutely delighted to hear the team at Wakefield Cathedral have raised £924 towards Challenge 25 in aid of fuel poverty. This will go a long way in helping

#Challenge25 – Local business community brave the cold to raise money for fuel poverty appeal

On one of the coldest nights of the year so far, a team of local business people slept the night in a warehouse to raise money for the Community Foundation

#Challenge25 – Craig Shepherd and Diane Hall on BBC Radio Leeds

On Thursday the 24th of November, Craig Shepherd and Diane Hall went onto BBC Radio Leeds and had a talk with Rima Ahmed about Challenge 25. Have a listen at

#Challenge25 – Julie Austin-Lee sells her ex-display handbags

Julie Austin-Lee, founder of the Yorkshire Handbag Co. is selling ex-display handbags at The Community Give Box in the morning of Saturday the 4th of December, which is the same

#Challenge25 – Julia from The Community Give Box raises £525

Julia from The Community Give Box has been selling Christmas Crackers which were donated by The Real Junk Food Project in October. Nostalgic Kitchen bought 12 boxes of 100 crackers

#Challenge25 – Charity Football Match raises over £300!

Big THANK YOU to Blossom Training & Development, Featherstone Academical Football Club and Ackworth Girls FC for organising a charity football match as part of their #challenge25! It was a

#Challenge25 – Come and listen to The Community Choir Wakefield!

The Community Choir Wakefield have been invited to perform at a fun day, organised by Jacks Supermarket on Ings Road, Wakefield on Sunday 28th November 2021 at 12.00 noon. The

#Challenge25 – Jenna Fan sings 25 songs over 25 days

Jenna Fan has been singing 25 songs over 25 days to help raise money for those who suffer from fuel poverty. “For most of us, we start to feel a

#Challenge25 – Blossom’s charity football match

One of our Challenge 25 Teams Blossom condition of maximum development has organised a charity football match with Featherstone Academical Football Club and Ackworth Girls FC. The match takes place Saturday

#Challenge25 – Sleeping Rough for 25 hours

On the 26th November 2021, a team consisting of Claire Sutherley, Jodie Lawton, Andy Plues, Mandy Plues, Samantha Stones, Lorna Blackett, Antony De Csernatony and Jenna Fan will be raising

#Challenge25 – Diane Hall wears 25 hats

Diane Hall is wearing a different hat every day for 25 days to raise money for Challenge 25. Diane said “I wanted to be a part of this campaign as

#Challenge25 – Sam Heritage hosts a raffle for fuel poverty

Sam Heritage hosted a raffle amongst her friends and family, with all proceeds going towards Challenge 25.

#Challenge25 – Cathedral Kitchen start running Pay It Forward

Cathedral Kitchen are offering every customer the opportunity to round up their bill to the nearest pound, with the extra funds being donated to the fight against fuel poverty.

#Challenge25 – Wakefield Cathedral host Eat Up Stand Up

Attendees received a home-cooked meal and pudding under a “pay as you feel” basis. Everyone was welcome and had kids activities available on the evening as well.

#Challenge25 – Blossom’s self defence class

Blossom held a self defence class on Saturday the 6th of November which raised £125. Madeleine also enjoyed a night out night in with friends and donated £25 instead of

#Challenge 25 – Gillian Bunn walks 25,000 steps

Gillian Bunn completed her walk of 25,000 steps in November, raising money for Challenge 25 to support families struggling with fuel poverty in the Winter. Here is what Gillian had

Break the Silence Christmas Appeal

Here is Rachel, Joanna and Dave from Break the Silence, a charity that gives support to victims of domestic violence.  We were able to give them a donation of wrapping

“Gave me a warm feeling seeing his face light up”

This is Mark from Step Up at Wakefield Council. He collected a number of donations to give to a client and then sent us these kind words: “I would just

Helping to set up home!

The team at the Community Give Box gave Katy Hanmer from WDH a trolley full of items for a young woman who fled domestic violence with just a bag of

Craft items donated to Horbury Bridge School

The retail team at the Community Give Box were delighted to donate a collection of craft goodies to Horbury Bridge School for the children to use at their after-school club.

Unsung Heroes filming begins!

Filming the nominees for the #unsungheroesawards2021 has begun! It is so lovely to hear the different stories of each nominee and how they have given up their time to help

OUR IMPACT TO DATE

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1.75
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VALUE OF GRANTS

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2,900

NUMBER OF GRANTS

£
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600

AVERAGE GRANT SIZE

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30,400

PEOPLE HELPED