Bake A Difference With Gingerbread!

It’s coming up to that wonderful time of year when we Bake a Difference with gingerbread!

This term, we’re asking you to learn about Fairtrade, bake some gingerbread and sell it to raise money to ensure farmers get to a place where they can feed and educate their children.

On this webpage, you’ll find a whole set of resources to help you get up and running! We recommend starting with our handy assembly plan to get the whole school involved. We’ve got a brilliant classroom board game with six Fairtrade ingredient factsheets which your students can play and collect to enhance their understanding of Fairtrade. The spices in gingerbread come from all over the world and, through this project, you can learn more about the farmers in India, Sri Lanka, Madagascar and beyond who grow them.

Once your students have learnt about where their ingredients come from, it’s time to start baking with our delicious gingerbread recipe!

Get your students to help you bake and cut them out using the gingerbread stencils provided. Why don’t you set up a stall at your Christmas fair? Or set up a Gingerbread tuck shop? We can’t wait to hear about your fundraising events! Share your pictures with us by email ( or Twitter (@FairtradeUKEd).

Once you’ve sold your gingerbread, don’t forget to donate the proceeds! You can donate by downloading the paying in slip on the right and send it in to us with a cheque to: Fundraising Team, Fairtrade Foundation, 14 Gower’s Walk, London E1 8PY or simply pay in online here!

Thank you for your support in helping us to ensure farmers are paid fairly for their hard work!

It’s easy… Learn, bake, give!



If there’s anything you want to know about your donation or the Fairtrade Foundation’s work, please get in touch on 020 3301 5041 or email