Let June was established in 2015 to honour the late June Dewhirst. Family and friends of June wanted to build a long-term legacy in her memory by creating a charity to support children and young people in the area where she lived for most of her life – North Kirklees.

As the custodians of June’s vision, our job is an important one. Our mission, through grant giving, is to help improve the life chances of the young people who live or study in our local community.


Building relationships with professionals who work alongside children and young people in our community has been a key part of our development. We like to be active locally and have developed a wide range of connections with schools, colleges, voluntary organisations, local charities and intervention services.

Let June also benefits from the advice and guidance of our Charity Ambassadors, Matthew Burton, Mohammed Mamaniat, Lauren Rayner and Rashida Salloo. They each bring extensive experience from different perspectives of working with children and young people in North Kirklees. The support they give to the Trustees helps us understand where the greatest need is in our community and the challenges facing young people.

We have also been involved in partnerships alongside other local organisations including One Community and the Jo Cox Foundation and are currently working in partnership with Northorpe Hall in Mirfield.


We are proud to say that our grant giving has grown year on year and we have made over 650 awards to young people and given away nearly £150,000.

During the Covid-19 pandemic we adapted our grant giving and worked closely with schools to identify how best to ensure students had the best chance of continuing to learn at home and provided emergency funding to support the most vulnerable children with essential equipment to facilitate home learning. As the cost-of-living crisis took hold we continued to make ad-hoc funds available to fund essential winter items such as hats, scarves and footwear to help vulnerable children through the cold months.

Our vision is simple. We believe that Let June can have a long-lasting, positive impact on the lives of children living and studying in North Kirklees. We aim to give away £25,000 each year in awards that will enrich the lives of the children we support and, in some way, big or small, make a difference to their lives.

We operate on a referral basis and invite all professionals and volunteers working with young people in North Kirklees to get in touch to find out how we can help.

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