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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 Adnams Community Trust is resuming its great work. We will be holding our October grant meeting but, to allow us to process our application backlog, we are not able to accept any further applications for this meeting.  We’ll be posting details of how to apply to the January meeting shortly.



The Adnams Community Trust was founded in 1990 to celebrate Adnams centenary as a public company. It is funded by a percentage of Adnams annual profits, mandated dividends, 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 made under the general headings of:

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 PLC 

Sole Bay Brewery 


IP18 6JW 

Important Dates

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

Meeting January 2020
Deadline 29 November 2019

Meeting April 2020
Deadline 28 February 2020 

Meeting July 2020
Deadline 1 May 2020

Meeting October 2020
Deadline 21 August 2020

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. 

You can view the Trust’s previous accounts here. 

The Adnams Community Trust Report & Accounts 2017-18 (pdf)

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.