Kavli Trust, which owns Primula cheese, has donated £7.8 million to good causes in 2021.
The Norwegian charitable foundation, which also owns Castle MacLellan in the UK, donates millions of pounds to good causes every year since 1962 and shared over £62m throughout the last decade.
In recent years, Kavli Trust has increased its focus on projects to strengthen child and adolescent mental health as well as climate and environmental solutions. Most funds are allocated to good causes in the four countries where the Kavli Group operates, including the UK.
In the UK, recent beneficiaries include St Oswald’s Hospice, who were presented with a cheque for £30,000 to fund a range of accessible play equipment for its Children and Young Adults Service. The Great North Air Ambulance Service received a vital £26,000 investment to help with their focus to offer 24/7 critical care support in the region.
“Sharing is at the heart of everything we do. That is why we donate all of our profits to good causes. We are delighted to have allocated £7.8 million to projects within humanitarian work, research and culture last year and hope to beat this figure in 2022,” Inger Elise Iversen, general manager at Kavli Trust said.
“We will continue to invest in strengthening child and adolescent mental health for years to come at the Kavli Trust. It is more important than ever to contribute to all children and young people experiencing well-being, security and belonging.
“We also choose to support several projects promoting climate and environmental solutions. As part of the food business, we have a responsibility and a potential to contribute to good solutions within responsible consumption and production of food. The fight against food waste is therefore another main focus.”
The Kavli Group also has food companies in Norway, Sweden and Finland.