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16th July 2021

12 Community projects to benefit from a share of £40,000 this summer thanks to the Everards Community Excellence Fund!

Everards are delighted to announce that with the support from The Everard Family Foundation and Carling, 12 of the 160+ community projects that applied for funding, are able to go ahead.

The Everards Community Excellence Fund opened for applications throughout April with £40,000 available to support community projects within a 20-mile radius of an Everards pub.

All entries went through a rigorous judging process with the successful projects going through due diligence in June.

“We are delighted to support such a variety of projects and were astounded with the number of entries we had! Reading them all was so inspiring and quite emotional to read of so many good people and projects trying to support their communities and the people within them” says Kia Ryan who formed part of the judging panel on behalf of Everards.

The successful projects, in no particular order are:

  • Broughton Astley Village Hall
  • Home Starter Box Project
  • John Storer House Community Shop
  • Kenilworth Lions Shop
  • South Leicestershire Wombles
  • Upstairs at the Western
  • Paradise Allotment
  • There With You Fund
  • Shama Women’s Care
  • Headway Leicester
  • Mountsorrel & Rothley Heritage Centre
  • Wellbeing Café

“It’s great to see our work with Everards reaching such a wide audience and we cannot wait to see each project come to life as Everards works with them all to reach fulfilment.” Says fellow judge Phil Langley from Carling.

“We really look forward to being able to not also fund projects but get involved where we can, many of the projects are near our pubs and our business owners are also keen to connect and volunteer where they can with projects. We’ve had a great response and now have some fab projects to get underway throughout the summer which we look forward to sharing with you all” says head of the campaign for Everards, Helen Parker.

You can follow Everards on social media to see all the projects as they come to life.

Read the stories of the communities who have already benefit from previous campaigns at


Notes to editor: 

About Everards:

Everards of Leicestershire is an independent, family business based in Leicestershire.  Chairman Richard Everard OBE DL is the fifth generation of his family to run the business since it was established by William Everard in 1849. Everards are proud to work with lots of local businesses and causes- from Leicester Tigers and Leicester Riders, for which Tiger is the Official Beer, to supporting local charities such as Warning Zone and PROSTaid.


Tiger Copper Ale (4.2 per cent ABV) is Everards’ most famous ale and is the official beer of Leicester Tigers. Alongside Tiger you will find Beacon Hill (3.8 per cent ABV), Old Original (5.2 per cent ABV) and Sunchaser (ABV 4.0 per cent) available.  In addition, an innovative range of Limited Edition Brews are released throughout the year.


Everards own more than 150 pubs across the East Midlands, all run as independent businesses.

For further information please visit , search for ‘Everards’ on Facebook or find @Everards1849 on Twitter and Instagram

Press release from Everard

Contact Kia Ryan, Communications Co-ordinator

0116 201 4184