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The Barrow Cadbury Trust

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Purpose and Activities

The Barrow Cadbury Trust’s vision is of a peaceful and equitable society, free from discrimination and based on the principle of social justice for all within Europe and the UK.


Established in 1920 - The Barrow Cadbury Trust is an independent charitable foundation, committed to supporting vulnerable and marginalized people in society. The trust provides grants to grassroots voluntary and community groups working in deprived communities in Britain and abroad. It also works with researchers, think tanks, and government, often in partnership with other grantmakers, seeking to overcome the structural barriers to a more just and equal society. The trust was founded in 1920 by Barrow Cadbury and his wife, Geraldine Southall Cadbury. Barrow was the grandson of John Cadbury, the founder of the family-run chocolate business in Birmingham where Barrow worked for almost 50 years, succeeding his uncle George as Chairman in 1918. He and Geraldine were committed Quakers who chose to live modestly themselves and establish the trust. In time, their children became trustees and their son, Paul Cadbury, took over as Chair. in 1959. Paul, his sisters and many of their descendants have all given time to being trustees and have added generously to the trust’s endowment. The concerns of the founders and five generations of their family are still reflected in the work of the trust today.


The Barrow Cadbury Trust

Independent foundation


Kean House, 6 Kean St. London, England WC2B 4AS

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