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    Our financial AID programme is aimed at supporting projects, activities and organisations THROUGH COMMUNITY CARE GRANTS AND OTHER INITIATIVES

    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.

    We support charitable organisations financially in three ways:  

    Grant ProgrammeEligibilityGrant limitsTimescalesHow to apply
    Community grantsEngland, Scotland, Walesup to £400Quarterly deadlines in November, February, May and AugustApply for a Community Grant, see details below.
    Development GrantsRegistered charities and CICs within 15 miles of our depot siteUp to £3,000Biennial: next grants will be made in 2025Closed process: we contact existing grant holders to invite an application
    Project GrantsRegistered charities and CICs within 15 miles of our bakery or depot site£10,000-£20,000Biennial: next grants will be made in 2024Closed process: we contact existing grant holders to invite an application

    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. 



    Warburtons Community Grants provides small grants up to £400 to support charitable organisations towards broader activities which improve Health, Place or Skills for families in their community.

    Full details of priorities and eligibility for grants can be found in our Financial Giving Policy.

    Based on our localism approach, our community investment funds are allocated to our local bakeries and depots. This helps our Community Champions to make the best decisions for our local communities. We will use your postcode to understand which of our sites is closest to you and they will then receive the application and make a decision.

    When to apply

    Our Community Grants are decided on a quarterly basis, so if you wish to apply for a Community Grant you will need to do so before the corresponding date each quarter. Decisions will be made within 6 weeks of the deadline, and applicants will be informed thereafter. We do receive a large number of requests for grant funding and as much as we would like to, we are not able to support all applications.

    All funded activity must take place after your grant has been awarded. Please note that for community organisations which are not UK registered charities, it may take longer to verify your organisation than the timeframes listed below. Important dates for Community Grant applications are below:  

    Community Grants: Important Dates

    Important Dates Q1Q2Q3Q4
    Programme opens 9-Aug-2308-Nov-237-Feb-2409-May-24
    Programme closes/deadline for applications06-Nov-2305-Feb-2407-May-2405-Aug-24
    Decisions communicated by15-Dec-2315-Mar-2414-Jun-2413-Sep-24

    How to apply

    Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) support us in delivering our financial giving programme through the Warburtons Foundation. This includes the payment process, so the team at CAF may get in touch with you directly to ask for your organisation’s bank account details. If your organisation is not a UK registered charity, they will also verify your organisation as charitable and may need further documents and information from you. CAF will process your data to validate your organisation and will act as data controller for this information and any information they collect directly from you. Warburtons and CAF will act as controllers in common for the purposes of your data.

    To start your application, click on the link below to Apply for a Community Grant. You will be redirected to an online application form hosted by our partners CAF and their supplier Blackbaud.

    You can also find out more about CAF here and about the privacy notices for CAF, Blackbaud and Warburtons.