The Edward Cadbury Charitable Trust was established in 1945 by Edward Cadbury, the grandson of the founder of the chocolate company. His particular interest in education, religion and social welfare, together with the Quaker values of simplicity, equality, justice, peace and care of the environment, have helped shape the current grant-making policy of the Trust.

The Trustees believe that their mission today is as relevant as it was when Edward Cadbury first identified the need to support the local community.  The interests of the Founder and the Trustee body therefore particularly focus on supporting the voluntary sector in the Midlands region including Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

The Trust’s programme of grant giving encompasses seven main areas:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Community Projects and Integration
  • Compassionate Support
  • Conservation and Environment
  • Interfaith and Multifaith Relations
  • Education and Training
  • Research