Thatchers Foundation

This beautiful part of Somerset is not only where Thatchers Cider is located, it’s our home. Four generations of Thatchers living and working in this community, where many of our staff also live too.

So naturally, we want to support good causes that make life better here. That’s what led to the creation of the Thatchers Foundation, with a donation from the family kick-starting an ongoing programme of fundraising to support worthy local causes.

Launched in 2016 the Thatchers Foundation is a completely independent charity. Our trustees are Martin Thatcher, Anne Thatcher, Philip Smith, Mike Williamson, Andrew Farron and Kelli Coxhead – drawn from the Thatcher family, Thatchers Cider and the local community.

Over the years we’ve awarded a large number of financial grants – however much of the support given also comes through the donation of time and physical help.

Here’s some of the good causes we’ve supported so far!

The Thatchers Foundation welcomes applications for single grants that would make a real difference to organisations, groups or individuals within four specific areas: Health, Social or Economic Disadvantage, Education or Environment.

If you are an individual or organisation resident in the UK, you can apply to the Foundation for a grant by filling in an online application form or downloading and application form and  returning it to the team at: info.thatchersfoundation@thatcherscider.co.uk.

Please read our terms and conditions first – thank you.

  • Terms and Conditions

    PLEASE READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE FILLING IN YOUR APPLICATION TO THE THATCHERS FOUNDATION. HAVING READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, IF YOU CONSIDER YOUR APPLICATION MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE FOUNDATION PLEASE FILL OUT AND RETURN AN APPLICATION FORM.

    • The Thatchers Charitable Foundation is established for general charitable purposes for the benefit of the general public.
    • It has a particular focus on people living or working within Somerset, and in particular within Sandford, Winscombe and adjoining villages.
    • It invites applications for grants of support falling within one of the four categories:
      • Health
      • Social or economic disadvantage
      • Education
      • Environment
    • Applicants must be resident in the UK
    • The Foundation will not consider applications for grants from:
      • Charities registered outside of the UK
      • Expeditions
      • Political parties
      • People living outside of the UK
    • Grants are generally made up of single payments. However, where appropriate, grants for period of longer than one year may be considered.
    • If a grant is made of more than ÂŁ5,000, the recipient is required to provide a follow-up report within 10 months of receiving the grant.
    • All grants are made at the discretion of the Trustees.
    • Upon request, recipients of grants must be willing to be available for photography and partake in media/publicity/marketing materials.
    • Applicants that have been awarded a grant, or have been unsuccessful in their application, may not re-apply within 12 months.
    • All applicants must complete an application form. There is no deadline for applications and all will be acknowledged. Applications will be reviewed by the Trustees. All successful applicants will be notified in writing.
    • To comply with the Data Protection Act 1998, applicants are required to consent to the use of personal data supplied by them in the processing and review of their application: this includes assurance by the applicant that personal data about any other individual is supplied to the Foundation with their consent.

    Charity Reg No. 1161391 Thatchers Foundation, Sandford, BS25 5RA

  • Download an application form
  • Complete our Online Application Form

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