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Adnams Community Trust

The Adnams Community Trust was established in 1990 to celebrate Adnams centenary as a public company. It awards modest grants to good causes within 25 miles of Southwold.

Important Announcement

We’re really happy that the Adnams Community Trust has resumed its great work and we are planning to hold grant meetings in 2021. 


The Adnams Community Trust was founded in 1990 to celebrate Adnams centenary as a public company and is funded by a percentage of Adnams annual profits, mandated dividends, donations via Pennies in Adnams stores, general donations and legacies.

The Adnams Community Trust awards grants to worthy causes within 25 miles of Southwold or, in the case of national charities, exclusively for the benefit of those living within 25 miles of Southwold. Grants normally range from £100 to £2,500 and the Trustees expect to see the results of their donations within one year.

How To Apply

Most grants are awarded under the headings of Education, Health & Social Welfare, The Arts, Recreation, Buildings & Community Facilities, Conservation & Environment and History. Your charity or good cause must be located within 25 miles of St Edmund’s Church in Southwold. For an application form, application guidelines or if you have any questions, please contact:

Rebecca Abrahall
Adnams Community Trust Administrator
Adnams Community Trust
Sole Bay Brewery
IP18 6JW

Key dates

Grants are awarded four times a year, in January, April, July and October. The application deadline dates for 2021 are as follows: 

Meeting January 2021
Deadline 27 November 2020

Meeting April 2021
Deadline 26 February 2021

Meeting July 2021
Deadline 7 May 2021

Meeting October 2021
Deadline 20 August 2021

Who are the Trustees of Adnams Community Trust? 

The Trust is administered by a mix of elected Adnams employees, Adnams directors and others whose expertise and commitment to our community add to the quality of decision-making. All Trustees give their time freely, no remuneration is paid. 

Adnams Community Trust Report & Accounts 

As a registered charitable trust (No 1000203) the Adnams Community Trust operates independently of Adnams plc. It publishes annual, independently examined accounts. 

If you’d like to see archive copies of previous accounts, please contact 

The Adnams Community Trust Catchment Area

Please click here to view a map that illustrates the 25 mile catchment area.

Donating to the Adnams Community Trust 

All of the administrative costs of the Adnams Community Trust are met by Adnams Plc, which means that every penny of donations goes directly to good causes. 

Donations can be made in the following ways: 

    • Make an online donation or fundraise for the Adnams Community Trust through the Totalgiving website -  click here.
    • Send a cheque made payable to the Adnams Community Trust to Rebecca Abrahall, Adnams Community Trust Administrator, Adnams PLC, Sole Bay Brewery, Southwold, IP18 6JW
    • Set up a standing order or make a BACS payment – please contact the Adnams Community Trust Administrator for a form/bank details.
    • Mandate your Adnams PLC dividends to the Adnams Community Trust – please contact the Adnams Community Trust Administrator for the appropriate documentation
    • Remember us in your will.  A significant proportion of the Adnams Community Trust’s income comes from a major legacy – and you, too, can ensure that your generosity is remembered for generations to come.  Once again, we can help you to make these arrangements.