In your community

With thousands of local campaigning groups across the UK, including Towns, Schools, Universities and Faith Groups, there are lots of ways to get involved with Fairtrade in your community.

We run campaigns with local community groups aimed at boosting awareness and understanding of international trade issues, and promoting the buying of Fairtrade products as a way for everyone, no matter who they are, to use the power of their purchase to make a difference to the lives of farmers and workers.

Communities (also known as Fairtrade Towns), schools, universities, colleges and places of worship can apply for Fairtrade status, awarded by the Fairtrade Foundation. A set of goals exist for each type of community or institution, but it is the creativity and commitment of Fairtrade campaigners coming together to make a change locally that unite all of this action together in to a vibrant and impactful movement. 

Find out how you can get involved in your community below.


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    Join the network of campaigners who make Fairtrade happen across the UK in their communities.

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    Universities and Colleges

    Take action in your institution to join a worldwide movement for change.

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    Faith Groups

    Your church, synagogue, mosque, temple or diocese can join the fight for fairer terms of trade by becoming a Fairtrade place of worship.

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    There are now over 1,000 Fairtrade schools in the UK and that number continues to grow thanks to the support of dedicated teachers and students.

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    Your workplace

    You can change the world simply by offering Fairtrade products to your staff and visitors in your workplace.

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    Regional Supporter Conferences

    Regional conferences bring campaigners together to explore current Fairtrade campaigns and issues, share ideas, challenges and strengthen relationships with others in the area. 

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    National Campaigner Committee

    The NCC is a group of elected Fairtrade campaigners who each represent a region of the UK.

  • Fairtrade All Party Parliamentary Group

    The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Fairtrade promotes Fairtrade in Parliament and supports MPs to engage with Fairtrade in their constituencies.