The Wesleyan Foundation was established in 2017 and grants will be considered from charities, constituted voluntary and community groups that focus on:

  • Education – Charities or projects that enhance learning and develop career opportunities.
  • Health – Promote health and wellbeing.
  • Social – Provide local solutions to meet local needs, promote community cohesion and develop sustainable and supportive communities.

In addition, Wesleyan would like to support organisations who are delivering the following during these unprecedented times and focus on the following areas:

  • Mental Health – all age groups
  • Bereavement
  • PSE
  • Domestic Violence (including women’s refuges)
  • Isolation /befriending /listening
  • The vulnerable and elderly
  • Dementia / quality of life
  • Social prescribing – alleviating the pressure from the NHS
  • Getting back to work – innovative travel (cycle schemes)/reducing carbon footprint
  • Employment – reskilling people (not so much those that support with CV writing) but those that actively prepare you for a new job / new career etc interview prep etc
  • Outdoor projects – making changes so that services can be delivered outside

The delivery of the projects needs to be following Government guidelines in terms of Covid-19 and social distancing. Wesleyan Foundation would like to support organisations and charities that focus on supporting Black/African Caribbean communities following the recent BLM conversations. They are unable to support any projects which focus on campaigning, but can support projects which focus on health, vulnerable groups, employability.

For more information and to submit an application, please visit the Leeds Community Foundation website: https://leedscf.org.uk/grants/wesleyan-large-grants/