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Support Organisations

Primary school children take part in a Fairtrade conference and workshops at the Isle of Man Government Offices, November 7, 2013.

There are a number of independent organisations that can help schools on their Fairtrade journey with workshops, courses and resources around issues of development, fair trade and sustainability.

Please note there may be a charge for some workshops. Please contact them directly for further details.

Trading Visions

Trading Visions is an educational charity based in London that was founded by farmer-owned chocolate company, Divine Chocolate. Trading Visions can come to your school to deliver an interactive workshop telling the bean to bar story of how Fairtrade cocoa gets turned into chocolate, and what your students can do to make the world a better place.

Development Education Centres in Scotland

There are Development Education Centres (DECs) in Aberdeen, Coatbridge, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness, covering all of the Scottish Local Authorities from these regional bases.

They support teachers in incorporating global citizenship in the classroom, across whole schools or learning communities.

They are:

Highland One World
Inverness IV3 5DZ

Montgomery DEC
Aberdeen AB10 1AN

One World Centre
Dundee DD4 6DQ


Conforti Institute
Coatbridge ML5 4JS

West of Scotland DEC
Glasgow G3 8DS

Centre for Global Education in Northern Ireland

This is a non-governmental development organisation in Belfast which aims to raise awareness of global issues and encourage action toward social change.

Development Education Centres in England

Here you can look up the 23 independent local-based not-for-profit organisations whose core work is the support and delivery of global learning to schools and communities. These include:

18 Hours
East Sussex TN34 1DT

Beacons DEC (Malvern)
Upper Colwall WR13 6PL

Brighton Peace and Environment Centre
Brighton, BN1 3PB

CDEC: Developing Global Learning (Cheshire)
Chester, CH3 5UD

Centre for Global Education (York)
York YO31 7EX

Kent TN8 7AR

Cornwall Association for Development Education

Craven DEC
North Yorkshire BD23 2JE

Cumbria DEC
Cumbria LA22 9BB

DEC South Yorkshire (Sheffield)
Sheffield S1 4SE

Development Education in Dorset
Ferndown BH22 0DA

Devon Development Education
Exeter EX4 3RG

GLADE – Centre for Global and Developmental Education (Somerset)
Somerset TA6 4RL

Global Education Derby
Derby, DE1 2LU

Global Link (Lancaster)

HEC Global Learning Centre (London)
London E2 6AD

Leeds DEC
Leeds LS8 4HS

Leicester Masaya Link Group
Leicester LE3 6LH

Liverpool World Centre
Liverpool L8 1XE

One World Centre, Isle of Man
Isle of Man IM4 3AS

Fair Trade Wales

Fair Trade Wales provide support for schools in Wales, including workshops for teachers on how to get the Fairtrade Schools Award.

Scottish Fair Trade Forum

The Scottish Fair Trade Forum provide support for schools in Scotland, with useful links to fair trade in the Scottish National Curriculum and links to Scottish fair trade suppliers.


fairandfunky are based in Yorkshire and deliver a unique range of interactive and creative workshops for schools on key global themes including Fairtrade.

Email Helen at

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Koolskools supply bespoke school uniforms made with Fairtrade cotton and go into schools to deliver assemblies, workshops and lessons about Fairtrade.


Tel: 02380 283223

Lifeworlds Learning

Lifeworlds Learning offer Fairtrade pupil workshops linked to literacy, maths, geography and SMSC and in support of global learning, eco-schools and rights respecting schools.  They also offer related staff CPD and specialise in links to values-based education.

Contact: Rob Bowden

Tel: 01538 381571


If you are an organisation offering this sort of support to schools then let us know and we will add you to the list.

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