NCF named Carlsberg UK's Charity of the Year
The Northampton-based brewer Carlsberg UK have chosen Northamptonshire Community Foundation as their new charity partner to launch their Carlsberg UK Better fund.
Managed and facilitated by Northamptonshire Community Foundation on behalf of Carlsberg UK, the new Carlsberg UK Better Fund will offer grants between £250 and £3,000 for projects that will support local voluntary and community groups in Northampton. A selection of community projects will be chosen by Carlsberg UK and look to be awarded by November 2018.
Emilia Bland, Corporate Affairs Executive of Carlsberg UK said: “I’m delighted to announce the Carlsberg UK Better Fund which we have recently set up with Northamptonshire Community Foundation. The fund links to the company’s purpose of ‘brewing a better today and tomorrow’. Philanthropy and charitable giving has been part of the UK business for a number of years but now it is a time for us to start thinking about our role in our local society and community we’re based in.”
In December 2017, Carlsberg UK generously donated £10,000 to the charity’s Surviving Winter Appeal from the proceeds of their locally produced Carlsberg Christmas Brew.
Victoria Miles DL CEO, of Northamptonshire Community Foundation said: “Thanks to our initial partnership with Carlsberg during our Surviving Winter appeal, we are delighted to be able to continue our relationship and look forward to working with them to provide much needed support to the community groups and projects in Northampton.”