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Bricks and Bread Charitable Foundation aims to make it easier for people to live, work and build sustainably. We provide free mentoring and training from leading experts who share their practical experience to help people create ventures that benefit their local community and the environment.
The Founder Trustees have all collaborated with and benefited from Bricks and Bread activities. This year our fund raising is focused on giving free access to mentoring, inspiring talks and workshops to thousands of young people, mumpreneurs and the over 50′s starting businesses in the UK.
To donate, please use the form below or text the code BBHB33 £10 to 70070 All donations we receive are used to directly fund our charitable activities.
1) To promote sustainable development for the benefit of the public by:
(a) the preservation, conservation and the protection of the environment and the prudent use of resources;
(b) the relief of poverty and the improvement of the conditions of life in socially and economically disadvantaged communities;
(c) the promotion of sustainable means of achieving economic growth and regeneration.
2) To advance the education of the public in subjects relating to sustainable development and the protection, enhancement and rehabilitation of the environment and to promote study and research in such subjects provided that the useful results of such study are disseminated to the public at large.
Sustainable development means “development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
3) The protection and preservation of the environment for the public benefit by:
a) the promotion of waste reduction, re-use reclamation, recycling, use of recycled products and the use of surplus;
b) advancing the education of the public about all aspects of waste generation, waste management and waste recycling.
4) To act as a resource for young people up to the age of 25 living in England & Wales by providing advice and assistance and organising programmes of physical, educational and other activities as a means of:
(a) advancing in life and helping young people by developing their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as independent, mature and responsible individuals;
(b) advancing education;
(c) relieving unemployment;
5) The promotion for the benefit of the public of urban or rural regeneration in areas of social and economic deprivation by all or any of the following means:
(a) the advancement of education, training or retraining, particularly among unemployed people, and providing unemployed people with work experience:
(b) the provision of financial assistance, technical assistance or business advice or consultancy in order to provide training and employment opportunities for unemployed people in cases of financial or other charitable need through help: (i) in setting up their own business, or (ii) to existing businesses:
(c) the creation of training and employment opportunities by the provision of workspace, buildings, and/or land for use on favourable terms:
(d) the provision of housing for those who are in conditions of need and the improvement of housing in the public sector or in charitable ownership provided that such power shall not extend to relieving any local authorities or other bodies of a statutory duty to provide or improve housing:
(e) the maintenance, improvement or provision of public amenities:
(f) the preservation of buildings or sites of historic or architectural importance:
(g) the protection or conservation of the environment:
To achieve the objects by such other means as may from time to time be determined subject to the prior written consent of the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales.
23 year old Josh Taylor is an upcoming social entrepreneur with a real passion of sharing and inspiring innovation.
Through his blog and the videos he makes Josh shares his creative and science technology projects and promotes his business collaborations.
The underlying theme to his work is demonstrating that anyone can do it without the need for money and qualifications. In 2012 he turned his hobby into a business venture with support and mentoring from Trudy Thompson.
Find out more about Josh here: www.joshingtalk.com
With a fervent passion for all things eco Sue created www.mygreendirectory.info in 2006. Having an armful of research behind her due to various green events she wanted to help gently guide those beginning to explore the possibilities of new greener consumer choices. The site has now grown from a simple directory to a complete resource with news, events, offers and competitions.
Sue is delighted to be given the position of Trustee of the Bricks and Bread Charitable Foundation as it will enable her to become more involved with community and grass roots level activities.
With her husband Ross and mother-in-law Lorna, Kate has been one of the most proactive local residents who has taken part in activities at Bricks and Bread Sustainable Living Centre in Aldershot, from exhibiting the crafts she makes or demonstrating her making skills, you can find Kate in the creative scrapstore area most Saturdays.
Kate enjoys the whole process of making anything, but particularly textiles and clothing. Her skills include sewing, knitting, beading, crocheting, embellishing and embroidery. Career wise has been a costume maker, haberdashery shop assistant, theatre dresser, hat maker and wardrobe supervisor. Now a full time mum to her son who was born this August.
We always need people who are keen to support or join in with our activities!
Become a trustee
We are currently inviting expressions of interest from people who would like to join our founder trustees in developing the charity. All we need you to do is fill out the form above and we will be in touch for an informal chat.
Become a mentor
We are always looking for people with practical business experience to support other people by mentoring. Full training and guidance is given to all our mentors. You can give us as little or as much time as you can spare and most of our mentoring activities are via Skype or phone call so it is easy to fit around your activities. If you would like to find out more about being a mentor please email us
Run your own fundraising activities
It is easy to raise funds for us, all you need to do if you want to run an activity is create a fundraising page on Just Giving and nominate Bricks and Bread as your chosen charity.
If you would like to give us a donation please use the form below. Every little amount (even £1) will help us achieve something useful!