Charitable giving

We give back to the community in a variety of ways and have more than 60 key charities with which we have ongoing relationships. A key part of our community engagement activities is to provide financial support to local organisations through our charity fundraising and the Burges Salmon charitable trust

Charity fundraising

Our people-led fundraising activities are all targeted to support our charitable theme of ‘No Child Goes Hungry’. We raise funds through a variety of ways including encouraging regular payroll giving and occasional donations of last hours’ earnings as well as organising specific events, including our own version of the ‘Masked Singer’ at Christmas.

We introduced our charitable theme during 2019 and since then we have raised over £100,000 with the funds being distributed to more than 20 different charities and community organisations tackling food justice. In June 2022, we invited a number of the beneficiary charities to visit and host stalls, so our people could directly engage and learn about the differences their efforts are making.

The Burges Salmon Charitable Trust

The Burges Salmon Charitable Trust supports community organisations that are registered charities. The main requirement for organisations to receive our support is that they have a local focus; the charity could be national in scale, provided that it has a local remit and any application includes a commitment to spend any donation we make locally in the South West or Edinburgh regions. The trust supports schemes involving children, the elderly, education and homelessness, among other initiatives. Organisations can apply annually.

If you work for a charity that you think may benefit from the support of the Burges Salmon Charitable Trust, please contact Alison Preece at Tell us about the work of your organisation, any particular project it is undertaking and how it would use the money.

For larger donations, we work with the Quartet Community Foundation which helps donors support local causes and charities in Bristol and the surrounding areas, and to which we provide funding. To find out more about these projects, please visit its website.