The DWF Foundation (also referred to as the Foundation) is an independent charity, founded by DWF. It has the sole aim of providing funds, resources and mentoring support to help individuals, groups and communities to achieve their full potential.

The DWF Foundation supports registered charities with an impact in one or more of the following areas:

  • Homelessness
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Employability
  • Education
  • Environment and Sustainability

These themes also align to DWF’s purpose and enable us to work together to maximise the support given to communities.

Grants are given to initiatives that develop and improve local communities by:

  • Tackling a specific community issue.
  • Helping voluntary and community groups become more effective and efficient.
  • Encouraging the involvement in the community of those too often excluded.
  • Enabling young people to develop skills for the benefit of the community.

Applications can be made at any time using our online application form.

Application deadline                  Grant committee meeting                  Applicants notified by end
30 June 2024                              September 2024                                   September 2024
31 October 2024                         December 2024                                    December 2024