About the Rowntree Society

About the Rowntree Society

The Rowntree Society is a registered charity based in York.

Our mission is to further knowledge about the Rowntree legacy and its continuing relevance today.

Famed as hugely successful chocolate makers, the Quaker Rowntrees were leading pioneers in the area of business management and industrial welfare, monitoring levels of poverty in York, and the garden village of New Earswick – all subjects that still have a resonance in our days.

As well as producing information and materials for a range of audiences of all ages and backgrounds, we work with a wide range of partners and act as an information point, putting people in touch, and advising on new initiatives locally as well as nationally.

Our latest audited Report and Accounts can be viewed here.

We are separate from the Joseph Rowntree Trusts (the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust, and the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust), but we assist the trusts on legacy issues as needed. For information about these Trusts see here.

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We are a small charity that relies on the generosity of our friends and supporters to run projects. Please join us in expanding this work by making a financial donation. It is easy to pay online (with or without Giftaid) by clicking the link below – or get in touch about other ways of giving, info@rowntreesociety.org.uk

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