Due to the large number of requests we receive, we have now created a short guide to our donations policy – the scope of which is to provide background on which causes we have previously been involved with, and how we will consider all future requests.
About The Fine Cheese Co.
The Fine Cheese Co. is a maturer, wholesaler, retailer and exporter of artisan British cheeses.
Based in historic Bath, in the heart of the English West Country, The Fine Cheese Co. have been cheese specialists for over thirty years, and from the start we have nurtured and supported the cream of British cheese-makers.
We would, of course, like to be able to donate to all of the worthy charities and causes that contact us, but the high demand inevitably means we must limit our donations to the charities we have chosen to support, or other causes of our choosing.
We will review each request on its merits, and, if all are in agreement and circumstances will permit, we will be glad to help your cause.
Donations We may put together a hamper or collection of our products for your use in a raffle or fundraising event. We regret we cannot allow you to put your own selection of our products together.
Rules of Engagement
Responsibility for co-ordination of sponsorship lies with the Directors of The Fine Cheese Co. and Artisan Biscuits.
At the start of each calendar year, we will select our preferred charities to support, but each new proposal will be assessed on its own merits.
We cannot always make a decision straightaway, so, to allow us to fully consider your case, a proposal for sponsorship should be submitted with a four week lead time, to enable us to weigh up the merits of your case against business needs. Although it is not a requirement that your cause meets all the criteria listed below, previous donations have been in line with the following principles:
• Causes related to Bath, Westminster or Ashbourne, and the surrounding communities
• Causes related to food poverty
• Causes related to those who have physical or mental difficulties, to help them in their life-time.
Exceptions to our donation policy
In cases where we feel a suggested cause would be inappropriate, or against our best interests and those of the community, we will not consider supporting your cause. We will make these decisions entirely at our own discretion.
Alternative to our donation policy
Because we cannot provide donations to everyone, in cases where we cannot provide goods to you free of charge, we may choose to make our goods available to you at a discounted rate. Again, we do so entirely at our own discretion.
Submitting a request
To submit a donation request on behalf of your chosen event or cause, please tell us a little about your cause and your intended use of any donation we make. If you have a letter confirming your chosen cause is a registered charity, this should also be submitted to us.
All submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org