One that pushes us to not only produce the best beer experiences in the world, but to leave a lasting, positive impression on the North, it’s communities and our environment. Northern Monk started life in a parent’s cellar with a £5000 gift from a grandparent. Inspired by these origins and an ambition to give back wherever we can, we launched the For the North Foundation in September 2019. The For the North Foundation allows us to support the people who share our values, and our passion for the North.


The For the North Foundation will see £5000 grants offered to businesses, charities and projects which aim to provide a genuine benefit to the communities they serve, or the wider environment. The theme of the grants will alter each time we open the Foundation for submissions, to ensure that we’re able to support a wide range of causes. These grants are not for personal gain, nor for the commercial gain of Northern Monk. This Foundation has been developed out of our passion and commitment to the North.

The Foundation is closed for applications at the moment, we’ll be revealing our next grant theme shortly.


Our most recent grant theme was ‘International Women’s Day 2020’, and the winning organisation was Rooted, a Bradford-based project that supports the mental health and wellbeing of young girls from this area. This grant will allow Rooted to further develop their pilot project that aims to provide specialist support and refuge to young women who have been subject to abuse.

In addition to this, we donated £5,000 to Leeds-based BAME community projects. We split a grant between the Leeds BME Hub, who work to ensure that the voices of Leeds’ minority communities are heard at council-level through BME leadership, and the Racial Justice Network, who bring together over thirty organisations and individuals from across West Yorkshire to bring racial justice into mainstream thought, mobilising racially minoritised communities.