Charitable Work

We work with schools, voluntary organisations, community groups, and social enterprises to provide skills training, information, volunteer opportunities and advice, always aware of our responsibilities as a charitable organisation. We are particularly interested to work with refugees and young local unemployed people. Our commitment to equal opportunities is embedded in everything that we try to do, and we welcome the richness brought to us by diversity. Many of our students themselves go on to start small businesses and community enterprises; we feel that by supporting them to do this we are adding to a vibrant and more sustainable economy. We are also increasingly aware of the relationship between good food and health and wellbeing and over the last few years have welcomed many speakers on various subjects in this area. We are in an almost unique position of being able to combine evidence-based knowledge and hands-on making experience; adding up to a powerful tool for change.

Since its foundation, The School of Artisan Food has raised bursary money for diploma students who can’t afford full fees. In addition, we try to have 2 full bursaries for refugees in every cohort. 

We charge full fees for our short courses to cover costs and to subsidise diploma students, but we are always open to applications from individuals and groups for any available last-minute subsidised places.

We are committed to the promotion of good food, good health, local employment, and a sustainable environment. We raise money so that we can promote these aims as well as enable the widest possible access to our core training programmes.

If you would like to support the School’s work by making a donation please visit the donations page. Alternatively you can write to the School or email us with any questions you may have about our fundraising activities.