Community

Community

As a family business, we’ve been baking a bunch of delicious things since Robert Roberts founded the business, back in 1887. We’ve grown from being a little town bakery, selling fresh bread to the people of Northwich, to a much bigger family bakery that feeds folk all across England and North Wales. Still based in Northwich, we now bake up around 3.5 million loaves every single week. You can see them rotating inside our brilliantly iconic, see-through cooling towers. If you’re in town, come and say hello!

Community has always been hugely important to us here at Roberts, and we try to support local causes in any way we can. From cooking lessons in schools to charitable grants, brass band fundraisers to huge charity bake-offs, we’re always up for new and exciting ways to get involved in our local community.

Charities we support

We provide ongoing support to three nominated charities every year, each chosen by the Roberts family. At least two of the charities selected are local, but we also welcome ad-hoc requests from other fundraisers and organisations. Our nominated charities for 2017 are:

Apply for charitable support

If you think we can help you or your charity, do fill in the form below – we look over every single application we receive, and will always do our best to help!

We invite applications for food or small financial donations, from local organisations that fulfil the listed criteria. As a bakery, it's always much easier for us to donate lots of lovely baked goodies, rather than offer financial support, so please bear that in mind. We only accept applications received through our website – we then look over all the requests on the first Monday of every month. Bear with us – we read every application very thoroughly, so please allow 4 weeks for your application to be processed.

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We’re most likely to support:
- Local registered charities, local branches of national charities, or community groups with a charitable purpose, based in the Northwich area (our heartland).
- Third party charity fundraisers, raising money for a local charity. The request must be accompanied by a letter from the charity on headed paper, including all charity contact details.
- We especially welcome any projects that promote health, welfare, education and the environment.

Unfortunately, we can’t support:
- Projects that are located outside our heartland area .
- Any one charity or community group more than twice in an academic year (with the exception of our nominated charities).
- Charitable or community advertising and sponsorships.
- Political causes, religious causes or individuals seeking sponsorship for their own benefit.
- Individuals seeking sponsorship for academic fees, training, travel, professional sports costs or for financial hardship.
- Expeditions and adventure experiences for groups or individuals, even if they are undertaken with a charitable aim.
- Privately owned care homes.
- Events where there is no charitable outcome.

Products available for donation:
Roberts Bakery 800g loaves
White sliced batch rolls (12 per pack)
White finger rolls (6 per pack)
Wholemeal rolls (4 per pack)
Undecorated gingerbread men biscuits (105 biscuits per box)
Tea Cakes (4 per pack)

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Join our team

Over the past 130 years, our team has grown into one big family, with the same family values at our heart. And we're always looking for wonderful people to join our team. Even if we don't have a vacancy right now, do get in touch. We'd love to hear from you, and there might be something we can do.

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