As a responsible business, collaborating with our local communities is crucial. We work with local communities through a variety of forms, including charitable financial contributions, fundraising, collaborative initiatives, and voluntary efforts.
Local Charities

Colleagues in the Group’s businesses in the UK and internationally regularly raise money for local, national and international projects and charities through organising food drives, bake sales, and charity walks, and volunteering their time with local community initiatives.

In FY23, Carr’s Group continued its funding to Carlisle Youth Zone and to the Cumbria Community Foundation, which it has supported since 2014.


Skills Academy

The Carr’s Engineering Skills Academy, in partnership with Lakes College, is reflective of our dedication to a sustainable future. By nurturing apprenticeships within Carr’s Engineering division and extending support to local businesses, apprentices benefit from extensive training, ensuring they are equipped to excel in their careers.

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Carr’s Week

In June 2023 the Group launched its inaugural Carr’s Week, where the Carr’s Group heritage and the remarkable community work and philanthropy of Jonathan Dodgson Carr, founder of Carr’s Milling Industries plc (now Carr’s Group plc), was honoured. Held in June, this special event marked the beginning of an annual tradition to pay tribute to his commitment to making a positive impact on the community and the environment across the Group.

Throughout Carr’s Week, a series of activities and initiatives including voluntary work placements were held, with monies raised by colleagues donated towards various community projects and charities. A key highlight of Carr’s Week was the recruitment drive for volunteers to join the Chapter One initiative, an early years reading support charity, reflecting our dedication to empowering individuals to engage in meaningful community service activities.