Become a Friend

Wakefield District holds a special place in our hearts. Our mission is to inspire local giving, support communities and changes lives.  We do this by creating funds and distributing them to local causes and individuals.

We are dedicated to helping local communities grow by creating opportunities and tackling issues of disadvantage and exclusion but we need your support to continue our work.

For as little as £60 a year for an individual and £90 for a couple, you can become a Friend of the Foundation. It is a simple but effective way to contribute to the health and wellbeing of your local communities.

Your support will help a wide range of initiatives by the Foundation including combating winter fuel poverty, providing clothing to the homeless, engaging young people, developing opportunities for women and cutting through elderly social isolation.

The benefits of becoming a Friend…

  • Demonstrate your support for your local community
  • Support the development of the Community Foundation Wakefield District
  • Receive thanks on our website and elsewhere
  • Attend events and meet the people you helped and connect with other Friends
  • Receive regular updates about our work
  • Encouragement to participate in key grant programmes
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Use of our Friends of the Foundation logo

And remember, Gift Aid could add 25% to your donation!


A gift in your Will to the Community Foundation Wakefield District, is a wonderful way to ensure you are supporting your local community for generations to come.

Peace of mind

Despite it not being something we often talk about, there are many good reasons why you should make a Will. Most importantly it gives you peace of mind knowing that you have provided for your family and friends and that your wishes will be carried out. There is also the option to leave a gift to charity, that won’t cost you anything now.

Please consider leaving a gift to the Community Foundation Wakefield District, and help fulfil our vision to inspire local giving, improve communities and changes lives.

To include a gift in a new Will or to amend an existing one, it is always advisable to seek professional advice from a qualified solicitor.

Ways you can give

How you decide to support the Community Foundation is entirely up to you. You might decide to leave a specific sum of money or a share of your estate after you have made other gifts. Leaving the residue, or part residue is a popular way of giving as you do not have to decide on an amount now, you just need to decide what proportion of your estate you would like to leave to the Community Foundation. Just let your solicitor know who will ensure your wishes are included using the correct legal wording. The following information is also needed:

Community Foundation Wakefield District
PO Box 695
13 Upper York Street
Wakefield, WF1 9NW

Registered Charity Number 1121884

Surprising that less than half of adults in the UK have made a Will, so make a promise to do so – perhaps fulfilling a New Year’s resolution, or as part of a ‘spring clean’. 

Future generations will benefit from the gift you leave today. It could be £50 or £50,000, a piece of jewellery or a painting. Any gift large or small makes a difference and it is a wonderful way to help others.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Craig Shepherd, Chief Executive Officer, on 01924 239 181 or email