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Building Stronger Communities - The Wharfedale Foundation 10th Anniversary

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The Wharfedale Foundation celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2019. Established in 2009 the Foundation provides small grants to organisations across Yorkshire and the Humber that build and strengthen communities by breaking down barriers and facilitating the integration of marginalised groups. The projects we have funded over the last 10 years have been instrumental in addressing divisions within our society by cultivating a greater appreciation of the importance of social justice and diversity.

Each year the trustees host an annual event to showcase the projects the foundation has supported. For this special milestone, we will have two guest speakers who are familiar with the issues faced by those supported through our grants programme over the last decade (poverty, marginalisation, lack of social inclusion and the need for a safe refuge) and can highlight the challenges facing the voluntary and community sector in the next ten years.



Guest speakers:

  • David Warner - Social Change & Strategic Philanthropy Consultant, currently supporting the second phase of the independent Civil Society Futures enquiry

  • Reverend Dr. Inderjit Bhogal OBE - founder and President of City of Sanctuary movement

With:

  • Bradford Friendship Choir

Light refreshments will be provided





Speaker Biographies:

David Warner is an experienced Social Change & Strategic Philanthropy Consultant working in North Yorkshire and London, with thirty years’ experience of the voluntary and community sectors. He is currently supporting the second phase of the independent enquiry into the future of civil society that ran from 2017 until 2018 holding a national conversation about how English civil society can flourish in a fast-changing world. The report, Civil Society Futures, produced this year, proposes a PACT for civil society based on Power, Accountability, Connection and Trust. David was previously the Chief Executive of London Funders a membership network for funders and investors in London’s civil society. He has also led national voluntary sector bodies such as Homeless Link and the National Animal Welfare Trust.

Reverend Dr. Inderjit Bhogal was the chief executive of the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Faiths Forum. He is a leading theologian and Methodist Minister having been past President of the Methodist conference. One of his most notable achievements was the founding of the Sheffield City of Sanctuary which formed the basis for the national movement of which he is now President. Most recently, he was leader of the Corrymeela Community in Ireland. His OBE was awarded in 2005 for his work in interfaith relations. These have included, among other things, creating the Wilberforce Way to commemorate the abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade Act, the forming of the Sheffield Inter Faith Group and trusteeship of the Multi Faiths Centre at the University of Derby. He is chair of Touchstone Bradford. Inderjit lives in Sheffield.


Bradford Friendship Choir is "a joyful singing sanctuary in Bradford, open to all kinds of people. We focus on welcoming and supporting refugees and people seeking asylum, and on celebrating our diversity through the power of song".



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