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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.
At Adnams, we believe that business can be a force for good. The Adnams Community Trust (ACT) (registered charity number 1000203) was founded in 1990 to celebrate the centenary of Adnams plc as a public company. To date, it has awarded over 1,500 grants to local causes. With its creation, Adnams joined a select group of companies which were part of the ‘Once Percent Club,’ committed to donating a minimum of one percent of annual profit to charity and the first grants were made in May 1991.
It operates independently and is funded by a percentage of the profits of Adnams plc, Adnams’ dividends donated by shareholders, customer donations through the ‘Pennies’ scheme, general donations, legacies and events like the annual Adnams 10k Run.
Please click here to find out how to apply for a grant; or to discover some of the wonderful causes that have. Alternatively, use the How to Apply & Case Studies tab in the menu bar.
The Adnams Community Trust awards grants to worthy causes, for the benefit of those living within a 25-mile radius of Southwold. Grants range from £100 to £2,500 and must be for specific items. They are only awarded to organisations, not directly to individuals, and the Trustees expect to see the results of their donations within one year.
Please click here to view a map that illustrates the 25 mile catchment area.
Grants are made in the following areas:
We are extremely grateful to all those who decide to help with our fundraising efforts. All of the administrative costs of the Adnams Community Trust are met by Adnams Plc, which means that every penny you raise or donate goes directly to good causes.
Donations can be made in the following ways:
ACT is managed by a skilled board of Trustees, who run the Trust independently of Adnams Plc. They are 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, and no remuneration is paid.
Grants are awarded by the board of trustees four times a year, in January, April, July and October. The application dates for 2022 are as follows:
The grant meeting in October 2021 is now closed.to new applications
As a registered charitable trust (No 1000203) the Adnams Community Trust operates independently of Adnams plc and publishes annual, independently examined accounts.
You can view the Trust’s previous accounts here:Adnams Community Trust Report & Accounts 2019-2020 (pdf)
The Adnams Community Trust Report & Accounts 2018-2019 (pdf)
The Adnams Community Trust Report & Accounts 2017-18 (pdf)
The Adnams Community Trust Report & Accounts 2016-17 (pdf)
The Adnams Community Trust Report & Accounts 2015-16 (pdf)
If you’d like to see archive copies of previous accounts, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you require more information:
Telephone: 01502 727200
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