Trustee vacancies at the Wharfedale Foundation
The Wharfedale Foundation is a grant-awarding trust established in March 2009, and is registered with the Charity Commissioners. Whilst the
Foundation has its roots in the Christian tradition, we recognise a common practical vision of a better world with those of other faith
traditions and none. We therefore support initiatives that bring people together to gain understanding of other faiths and cultures and
to work in partnership to improve the neighbourhoods in which they live.
The Wharfedale Foundation is a grant-making trust that aims to fund projects that address the divisions in our society by developing greater
understanding of social justice and diversity. We provide grants of up to £5,000 (or £10,000 spread over two years) to fund projects in
the Yorkshire and Humberside region. Our areas of concern are interfaith dialogue, social cohesion, exclusion and environmental sustainability,
with a special focus on grassroots and youth-oriented projects.
We are looking to expand our board of trustees and are looking for committed people keen to drive forward our vision. We are looking for people
with a range of skills and experience, but applications from people with the following backgrounds would be particularly welcome:
- Experience of assessing funding applications
- A working knowledge of the voluntary and community sector
- Understanding the roles and responsibilities of a trustee
Our Trustees attend four to six meetings a year usually at a central regional location such as Leeds.
In keeping with the Company’s legal status, this is a voluntary role with travel expenses reimbursed.
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