Bake A Difference With Gingerbread!

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

On the run up to Christmas, we’re asking you to learn about Fairtrade, bake some gingerbread and sell it to raise money for Fairtrade- helping us continue to fight for a fairer deal for farmers and workers.

On this webpage, you’ll find a whole set of resources to help you get up and running! We recommend starting with our Gingerbread Assembly to get the whole school involved – a great start to the Autumn term! Learn all about Fairtrade spices by playing the Gingerbread board game and reading the ingredient fact sheets. 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? Make sure to use the Gingerbread Event Poster to advertise your stall. After the event, share your pictures with us by email ( or Twitter (@FairtradeUKEd).

Once you’ve sold your gingerbread, tell us how much you’ve raised! You can choose to pay in now or pay in later. 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! It’s easy… Learn, bake, give!

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