Our Charitable Trust

S ince its launch in 2003, the St Austell Brewery Charitable Trust has been supporting local charities, good causes, and individuals in need across the South West.

The Trust is funded by contributions from the Brewery, along with donations and money raised through fundraising events held by our head office, depot, pub teams, and free trade customers. To date, the Charitable Trust has raised over £850,000. One of our biggest fundraisers since the Trust first launched is the annual Celtic Beer Festival. Held in the Brewery cellars, the event has so far generated more than £200,000.

With your help, we hope to raise between £50,000 and £75,000 in 2022 – every penny goes straight back to local communities where it is needed most.

O ur Charities of the Year for 2022 work to safeguard the environment and people in need across the South West and beyond.

The Marine Conservation Society is a UK charity campaigning for a cleaner, better-protected, healthier ocean. The charity tackles threats to habitats and species by working closely with communities, businesses, and governments, organising beach cleans and shaping government policy.

The Air Ambulances of Cornwall, Devon, and Somerset cover our West Country heartland. When every minute matters, air ambulances can be the difference between life and death. They rely on the public to fund lifesaving missions, so they can keep more families together.

Only a Pavement Away helps people facing or experiencing homelessness, prison leavers, and veterans, by placing them in long-term, stable employment in the hospitality industry. By 2024, the charity is aiming to create more than 700 jobs within the hospitality sector.

Other charities supported by the Trust include the RNLI, Children’s Hospice South West, Macmillan Cancer Support, and many others. Over a third of all money raised is donated to individuals and small local groups across the region. In Christmas 2020, we donated £20,000 to food banks near our breweries in St Austell and Bath, and thanked key workers by donating £5,000 to NHS Charities Together, which represents and supports the work of official NHS charities throughout the South West and beyond.

The Trust also donates towards individual causes on a regular basis – over £26,000 in 2020. These donations varied from small local charities to individual pieces of equipment like wheelchairs which have transformed people’s lives. We have seen a marked increase in requests since the pandemic and continue to think of ways to fundraise in order to help those in need in our communities.


Download our donation guidelines and how to make a request (pdfs). 

Learn more about who we are and how to seek support for the St Austell Brewery Charitable Trust by emailing us here

Find how you can help

Every penny goes straight back to our local communities, where it's needed most. We're delighted to have raised over £850,000 since we first launched the charitable trust and with every contribution, continue to focus our efforts to support our community.