2015 marked the 80th anniversary of the Cadbury Foundation!
Since 1935, we’ve been working hard to make the world a more joyful place.
Building the foundation
The Cadbury Foundation was set up in recognition of the company founders and their investment in the welfare of their employees. The Cadbury brothers, George and Richard Cadbury, believed in creating a prosperous, enterprising and inclusive community and their passion is echoed in the work the Foundation do today.
The very first grant given by The Cadbury Foundation was a donation of £40 to Stirchley Girls’ Club, recorded on the 8th of November 1935.
Helping others to help themselves
Just like the original Cadbury brothers, we believe in ‘helping others to help themselves’.
This ethos has enabled us to free the joy for charities across the UK and Ireland and has also inspired our employees to share their time and skills with the wider communities around them. In the last 10 years alone, the Cadbury Foundation has donated £8m to many well deserving causes.
80 Years in the making
Today, the Cadbury Foundation supports a wide number of inspirational organisations, such as; The Princes Trust, The British Paralympic Association, Youth Sports Trust and Help for Heroes.
Along with nationwide charities, we also focus on the passions of our employees and support local causes close to their hearts through our ‘cashmatch’ programme.
The British Paralympic Association
ParalympicsGB have a proud track record at the Paralympic Games, and the British Paralympic Association (BPA) is working hard to ensure that the momentum created by London 2012 affects real change and supports their vision to: ‘Through sport, inspire a better world for disabled people’.
The Cadbury Foundation are thrilled to work alongside the team and fund Sports Fest - a series of free events that give people the chance to try out Paralympic sports. Sports Fest has become a hugely successful event and we look forward to giving more people the opportunity to explore what disability sport has to offer them, and help budding Paralympians take their sport to the next level.
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The Prince's Trust
The Prince’s Trust supports 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed or struggling at school, and provides them with the practical and financial support they need. With the backing of The Trust, these vulnerable young people can develop the self-esteem and skills they need for work.
The Cadbury Foundation are proud to work with The Prince’s Trust and support their xl programme, a personal development programme aimed at young people at risk of underachievement or exclusion from school. Colleagues across the country have been hosting students to give them their first taste of the world of work and help them to re-engage with education.
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