What is Fairtrade?

The Uppingham Town Partnership successfully applied for Fairtrade Town status in 2013. With Fairtrade you have the power to change the world every day. With one simple choice you can get farmers a better deal. And that means they can make their own decisions, control their futures and lead the dignified life everyone deserves.

fairtrade in uppingham

What Fairtrade Does

Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers. Their Community also benefits as they are given cash to help in community projects like building schools and roads.

The Impact of Our Work

Fairtrade supports small scale farmers and workers in the developing world who are marginalised from trade in a variety of ways. Ensuring they are paid a fair price for their crops.

Uppingham Fairtrade

We have produced a Fairtrade Directory and hope that in the future more shops and businesses will stock/use goods that are fairtrade. The Fairtrade Foundation is the national body championing awareness of Fairtrade and their web site has a wealth of information on the subject. Click on the link for more details.  Information about the Rutland Fairtrade steering Group can be found by clicking on this link.


Uppingham Fairtrade Directory


Age Concern – High St East
Earl Grey Tea

Javawocky – Market Place
Tea, Coffee, Cola, Orange Juice, Apple Juice, Cakes made from Fairtrade Flour and Sugar

Dom Paddy’s – Market Place   dompaddys.co.uk
Tea and Coffee

The Crown Hotel – High St East    thecrownrutland.co.uk
Tea and Coffee

The Falcon Hotel – Market Place    falcon-hotel.co.uk
Tea and Coffee

The Vaults – Market Place    thevaultsuppingham.co.uk
Tea and Coffee



Co-op – North St East
Tea, Coffee, Bananas, Cotton Shopping Bags, Red & White wine, Chocolate, Mulled wine sachets, etc.

Goldmark Gallery – Orange Street   goldmarkart.com
Tea & Coffee

Leicester Mercury Newsagents – Market Place

McColl’s – High St East

One Stop Shop – High St West

Budgens – North St East
Tea & Chocolate



All three Churches in Uppingham now serve Fairtrade tea, coffee and biscuits. There is a Fairtrade stall at the Parish Church every Sunday for an hour after worship has ended, selling tea, coffee, sugar, muesli, chocolate, biscuits, jam and honey. Orders can also be placed from a Fairtrade catalogue for items not currently stocked. The co-ordinator can be reached by telephone on (01572) 823 478. The Parish Church has also hosted a number of events organised by the local Fairtrade steering group.

Congregational Church – Adderly Street

Methodist Church – Orange Street

St Peter & St Paul Church of England – Market Place



All Schools in Uppingham now promote Fairtrade.

Both Leighfield and the C of E Junior School support Fairtrade initiatives as part of the curriculum. Leighfield have a Fairtrade Steering Group under the direction of Year1 teacher Mrs Darlington.

The Uppingham Community College (UCC) has promoted Fairtrade through GCSE Citizenship lessons as well as Assemblies and has had competitions etc to further raise awareness of Fairtrade campaigns.

Uppingham School stocks Fairtrade chocolate, sugar, coffee, biscuits, cereal bars and fruit snack packs in its “Buttery” which are available to all students.



The Uppingham Town Council uses Fairtrade tea, coffee and biscuits when hosting community events. At its meeting held on the 6th November 2013 it passed the resolution “To confirm Uppingham Town Council gives its full support for Uppingham to be a Fairtrade Town and will endeavour to promote and use Fairtrade products.”