Upper Wharfedale Community Interest Company is run entirely by volunteers and is generously supported by our corporate and public donars. Other than legitimate expenses including venue hire and marketing collateral, the overwhelming majority of the income raised goes direct to charitable causes.
Our primary goal is to raise money for non-profit organisations and needy causes throughout the Upper Wharfedale area. This year there are three key areas that we are looking to support;
Community Transport Links
The Wharfedale Packhorse; a community bus service linking pubs and eateries in Upper Wharfedale with Skipton and Ilkley via Grassington on scheduled bus services on the first Saturday of each month and monthly bus trips. The bus is also available to hire.
Junior Sports Development
Local volunteers coach and manage the junior sections of the three main sports clubs in the area; Upper Wharfedale Cricket Club, Wharfedale Rugby Club and Grassington Juniors Football Club.
Tourism Safety Organisations
Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association (UWFRA) and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA). Both these volunteer led emergency services organisations rely entirely upon public donations for their funding.
In addition to these core beneficiaries, we hope to have enough funds left over to be able to make donations to local village schools, youth groups and other worthwhile causes in Upper Wharfedale.
With your help we hope to make a real difference and thank you in anticipation of your support. Please feel free to make a donation