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Blakemore Foundation

The Blakemore Foundation is a charitable trust established by the Blakemore family to support good causes across A.F. Blakemore’s trading area.

This includes our SPAR trading area, which is highlighted on the map below: 


During the 2021/22 financial year, the Blakemore Foundation donated £356,855 to good causes across the company's trading area. 


Apply for a Donation

The Blakemore Foundation offers four types of grant: in-kind donations, monetary donations, match-fund donations and independent retail donations. 

We have recently launched new application forms, which means you will no longer receive a confirmation email. Upon successful submission of your application form, you will be given the option to print or save it. 

During seasonal periods, we have a very high level of demand, so we ask all applicants to apply early to avoid disappointment. Sadly, we are unable to process donations requests any quicker than usual or on immediate request. 

Goods vouchers are processed within a four-week period and monetary donations are processed within an eight-week period. 

In-kind donations Donations which are given in the form of food, drink or supplies from our Blakemore Retail SPAR stores or Philpotts stores

Click here to apply

In-kind donation
Monetary donations Donations given to good causes up to the value of £200 to help towards projects, events, workshops and ongoing charitable work

Click here to apply

Monetary donation
Match-fund donations Donations for causes supported by employees of A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd up to the value of £200

Click here to apply

Match-fund donation

Independent retail donations

Grants which allow SPAR retailers to apply for a donation for a good cause of their choice

Click here to apply


Independent retail donation

Click here for more information on the types of causes supported by the Blakemore Foundation and the application process.


Contact Us

If you have a query or require further information, please email


Registered charity no. 1015938