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, with our second bakery in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, we now bake up around 3.5 million loaves ever 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.

The children's adventure farm trust

Based in Altrincham with facilities spread over 10 acres, CAFT brings a little light and fun into the lives of children who have known terrible hardships at such an early age. Providing a variety of programmes for terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children, from all over the North West, each child who attends the Adventure Farm is treated as an individual with their own strengths, likes and dislikes, with disability never treated as a barrier to participation.


Prevent breast cancer

The only UK charity entirely dedicated to the prediction and prevention of breast cancer, Prevent is committed to freeing the world from the disease altogether, making it avoidable for future generations, through focus on prevention rather than cure. Through the promotion of early diagnosis, screening and advice on lifestyle changes, the charity also collaborates with others, such as the Manchester Breast Centre, to influence change in breast cancer services, and join up with the best experts in the field, which enables Prevent to remain at the forefront of the UK's preventative research.


St. Luke's hospice

St Luke's Hospice offers a wide range of services to support people living with life limiting illnesses in mid and south Cheshire. The focus is on caring, whether this be for symptom control, palliative care or through complementary therapies, individuals enter a positive environment, with professionals supporting the wide ranging needs of those visiting the centre, based in Winsford. The charity also provides support for the families of patients, offering counselling, bereavement support and 'time out' activities.


apply for
charitable support

If you think we can help you or your charity, fill in the form on the contact us page - 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.:

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.

Brilliant school of baking

Our regional school programme gets children learning all about the history of bread, how to make it and its (often under-appreciated) nutritional value. We're out to inspire kids, through seriously fun, inventive baking.



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.