Our financial giving programme is aimed at supporting projects, activities and organisations that have charitable aims and will be of real direct benefit to families. The support we provide should reach charitable organisations delivering work that aligns to our three key priorities – Health, Place and Skills - and have a direct and tangible impact on families.

We will support organisations that focus on solving significant social issues, as defined through our Financial Giving Policy. We work with the Charities Aid Foundation to deliver our financial giving programme, to ensure that all organisations we support are charitable and that we accurately record our social impact.

Examples of the outcomes we seek to achieve under the 3 priorities are set out here.

We support charitable organisations financially in three ways:

Grant Programme Eligibility Grant limits Timescales How to apply
Community grants
England, Scotland, Wales up to £400 Quarterly deadlines in November, February, May and August Apply for a Community Grant
Development Grants Registered charities and CICs within 15 miles of our depot site Up to £3,000 Biennal: next grants will be made in 2021 Closed process: we contact previously successful Community Grantees and request applications
Project Grants Registered charities and CICs within 15 miles of our bakery or depot site £10,000-£20,000 Biennal: next grants will be made in 2022 Closed process: we contact previously successful Development or Project Grantees and request applications

Please note that the organisations invited to apply for Development Grants and Project Grants are considered on a biennial basis through an independent review by our partner, Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). As a result, there are no opportunities to put forward a request seeking support for your own organisation for these programmes.

Thank you for taking time to read through our approach to providing financial support to charitable organisations working with families and communities to improve Health, Place and Skills.