At DWF, we are determined to ‘live’ our values through our day-to-day actions and behaviours. The values we share help to define and reinforce our culture - the way we do things. Our values underpin not only our culture, but they also set the future course that we want to take as a business. The launch of the DWF Foundation marks a significant step in our journey to develop a culture of contribution.
The Foundation builds on our existing community activity in a focused and strategic way and demonstrates that when we all work together we can make a significant, positive impact on the communities in which we live and work.
The pillars of the Foundation are: Homelessness, Health & Wellbeing, Employability and Education and within these the Foundation has been set up to particularly help with 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; and
- Enabling young people to develop skills for the benefit of the community.
Our vision is to encourage all our people to work together as a catalyst for change. Each of our offices has a dedicated team who are committed to our corporate responsibilities. Through the DWF Foundation we hope to build upon the excellent work that they already do with our local communities and charities.
Applying for help
For information about the type of projects that are supported by the DWF Foundation and how our application process works, please download our Grant Guidelines.
How to apply
If you are a registered charity and would like to make an application for a grant please use our Online Application Form. For advice or support before you apply, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ve compiled a list of FAQs to assist the application process. We would encourage you to take a look at these before you apply online.
Help us to make a change
We are always keen to hear from companies or organisations that wish to support the work of the DWF Foundation through contributions, or by working together on a specific event or activity. Please contact us if you would like to get involved or visit our mydonate page »
Meet the trustees
The DWF Trustee Board is made up of individuals from within DWF who volunteer their time to support the work of the DWF Foundation. Find out more »
The DWF Charitable Foundation is a registered charity number 1157229.