Over one year ago DWF set up a registered charity called the DWF Foundation.

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. 

Facts and Figures

In its first year:

  • the DWF Foundation raised more than £80,000;
  • over 150 employees have taken part in challenge events to support the Foundation;
  • the Foundation has supported over 30 charities; 
  • it is estimated that over 1,500 people have benefitted from the support of the Foundation;
  • together, our people have swum, cycled and ran over 2,000 miles in support of the DWF Foundation.

Our vision is to encourage all our people to work together as a catalyst for change.

Clare Beavan

Foundation Manager

I am the Foundation Manager and responsible for all things relating to the DWF Charitable Foundation.