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            DWF Foundation

            The DWF Foundation is an independent charitable foundation, founded by DWF with the the sole aim of providing funds, resources and support to help our communities achieve their full potential.

            The DWF Foundation has one purpose: providing funds, resources and support to help local communities achieve their full potential. 

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

            • Homelessness
            • Health & Wellbeing
            • Employability  
            • Education

            The Foundation gives grants 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; and
            • Enabling young people to develop skills for the benefit of the community.

            Between its launch in December 2015 and April 2019, the DWF Foundation has given over 100 different grants, totalling over £250,000, to a wide range of charitable organisations. 

            The DWF Foundation is at the heart of DWF, supporting our values and culture of contribution. Each of our offices has its own Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) committee, driving fundraising for the Foundation, and supporting local grant giving.  

            The importance of the Foundation to DWF was cemented in March 2019 when, after DWF's successful listing on the London Stock Exchange, DWF donated 1.8m shares to the Foundation, allowing the Foundation to expand its grant-giving programme in both the UK and internationally.   

            Grant Giving

            Between the launch of the DWF Foundation in December 2015 and December 2019, the foundation awarded over 135 grants totalling over £300,000. Hear from the charities in their own words about how our grants have helped them >

            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 working in a country in which there is a DWF presence and would like to make an application for a grant please use our Online Application Form below. Only requests received via our online application process will be considered. Please refer to our Grant Guidelines before you submit your application. For advice or support before you apply, please feel free to contact clare.beavan@dwf.law

            FAQs

            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 people both from within DWF and external 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.

            Please do not press Submit more than once.  A confirmation message will shortly appear to confirm that your application has been sent successfully.  If you are experiencing any issues with this form please contact webeditor@dwf.law

            Related people

            Clare Beavan

            • Foundation Manager

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