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William A. Cadbury Charitable Trust

WilliamACadbury3Grants for projects in grassroots environment and sustainable development 

Principal Office: UK


William A. Cadbury and a brother started the manufacture of chocolate under the Cadbury name in the early part of the 20th Century.

The William A. Cadbury Charitable Trust was founded in 1923. The Trust’s program areas are set up geographically: Birmingham and West Midlands; Ireland; UK; and International.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

International Development. Cadbury’s international focus is sustainable development in Asia, Eastern Europe, South America, and Africa. The emphasis is West Africa.

Interests include grassroots projects in agriculture, bee keeping, potable water, household energy, prevention of natural disasters, and sustainable livelihoods. They also include children’s education.

Cadbury makes grants to organizations registered as charities in the UK.

About programs

APPLICATION: Cadbury provides an online application form, and alternatively accepts applications sent to its postal mailing address.

Applications require a summary of the organization and the project for which funding is requested, including its budget.

Note: The Trust states that unsolicited applications to its international program are unlikely to be successful, since the program is heavily over-subscribed.

Link to grant applications


Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries

Sub-Saharan Africa

Note: The Trust mentions Asia, Eastern Europe, and South America as other regions of interest.



The Trust’s international grant making reflects William Cadbury’s fondness for Ireland and his interest in West Africa, where he pioneered the commercial production of cocoa in the first decade of the twentieth century.

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Last Profile Review

September 2021