Wates Giving is the charitable programme run by the Wates Family Enterprise Trust. It was set up by the Wates Family, owners of the Wates Group, in 2008 to empower initiatives that make a real difference to society. It forms a vital part of the Wates Family’s commitment to being engaged stewards of a business that combines wealth creation with social responsibility. All the proposals for Wates Giving awards come from Wates people.
Through Wates Giving we aim to invest around £1 million every year in charitable activities which benefit communities for the long term.
Wates Giving also seeks to develop thinking and debate around major social and economic issues through thought leadership research.