You’re already a Fairtrade Community – so what can you do next to keep fighting for trade justice?

Becoming a Fairtrade Community is a fantastic achievement, but is just one (very big) step on Fairtrade journey. We all have different strengths and opportunities and it’s up to the steering group of each community to decide how to take it forward.

Make use of our resources

Check out the resource library for electronic copies of all our materials, there’s a lot to choose from! If you can’t see what you need please contact us on with a description of what you need.  

Fairtrade Films

The Fairtrade Foundation has a YouTube channel where we host a variety of short films that are available to stream.

We collected a list of films that have been made externally about fair trade in 2015, which explore a range of relevant issues and themes. Download the list and tell us if we’ve missed any noteworthy films! Our friends at Christian Concern for One World (CCOW) have also made a list.

Sign up to our newsletters for new developments

Ensure that all steering group members are signed up to receive our Latest News newsletter and the Quarterly Fairtrade Communities Bulletin – don’t miss out on important campaign news and updates.

Prepare for renewing your application

Make sure that you’re prepared for renewing your application. New Fairtrade Communities have to renew their status after one year – after that it is every two years. Look at our applying and renewing pages for ideas and tips and how to create an action plan.

Applying for Fairtrade Community status

Renewing Fairtrade Community status

Promote your campaign in the media

If you’d like to promote your activity in the local press then check out our useful media guides: social media guide, media guide and working with the radio guide which are full of hints and tips on how to write press releases, engage with journalists and much more. 

Further ideas

Check our Fairtrade Communities Map, and find inspiration and ideas from other groups in our case study library.