The Thorntons Derbyshire Fund was set up originally by Michael and John Thornton, with a view to ensuring this nationally treasured company could always ‘give locally’.
The Foundation uses its grantmaking expertise and local knowledge to provide Thorntons staff with access to a great selection of Derbyshire projects, all requiring a small amount of financial investment to make big things happen in local communities. Each year around 2-3 groups will be awarded small sums of around £500.
“For us at Thorntons it’s really important that we give back to our local community. The Thorntons Derbyshire Fund is a great asset and gives us a wider view of all of the worthwhile projects and groups that we can support. We have the reassurance that the groups are viable and have a genuine financial need, and importantly it allows us to choose projects that mirror our brand values. We very much look forward to making more grants as the Thorntons Derbyshire Fund develops. ”
Ben Fell – Head of PR, Thorntons