Another aspect of the Foundation’s public benefit is in the use of the schools’ grounds and facilities by public bodies, amateur arts or sports groups and other charitable organisations.

These groups use the school buildings or sports facilities at cost, below cost or in some exceptional cases free of charge.

The Foundation grants a license to Next Generation, a local youth group, who sub lease the Foundation-owned Stanley Royd playing fields to Wakefield College to provide a local sports field for students (Monday – Friday) during term time.

The fields are also used by Next Generation for community events and they provide a focal point for young people in the area. WGSF continues to provide maintenance to the grounds at no cost.