We never expected him to hold down any form of job. To hear him talk with such pride and excitement about his work… is truly a gift. While we are realistic enough to know that he will always need constant support, to know he can be of value to an employer is way beyond our wildest expectations.

Prior’s Court Parent

For parents of young people with severe autism, work is not something they imagined possible for their child. That is until now.

Young person learning to bake with Steve Fudge, Master BakerWith your help, we are planning to build, equip and staff a state-of-the-art Artisan Bakery to provide vocational training and employment opportunities for both the young people we support at Prior’s Court and those with autism in our local community.

Working alongside professionals from the Baking and Food Industries we have created a truly unique and highly structured autism friendly bakery learning programme that will lead to real employment opportunities for our young people.

Young person measuring out flourThey will make high quality, organic bread on site supported by an experienced Artisan Baker and Prior's Court Autism Practitioners and will sell the bread to a range of venues in the community.

Please support our Bakery Appeal. Your gifts will help us to:

  • Build the Bakery with autism friendly materials
  • Equip it with state-of-the-art equipment
  • purchase the uniforms and ingredients our young people need.

If you would like to take a look at how our bakery might look once built, please click here to see a detailed illustration of the architect plans.

Download more information about the Bakery Project


Bakery support pdf front coverGreenham Common Trust has kindly agreed to match the first £5,000 of donations.  For example, a £125 gift will be increased to £250 or £281.25 if you gift aid it.  To make a donation, please click here

As well as donations, however big or small, we are also accepting donations of baking equipment. Please click here to see a list of equipment we require.


Thank you!

Contact Fundraising:
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t: 01635 245918

Media enquiries: 
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t: 01635 245908

Sponsorship enquiries:
If your organisation would like to sponsor all or part of our Bakery, please contact the Fundraising Team:
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t: 01635 245918  

Donor Thank you

We are very grateful to all the individuals and organisations who have already supported our Bakery Appeal, including but not limited to those listed below.  This support has enabled our vision of a state-of-the-art Artisan Bakery to provide vocational training and employment opportunities to become a reality.

Big Lottery Awards for All Cardy Beaver Foundation Doris Field Charitable Trust Gardner Leader Masonic Charitable Foundation Memery Crystal
Morgan Charitable Foundation Newbury and Crookham Golf Club Newbury Building Society Hungerford Branch Oyster Foundation Peter Harrison Foundation Shanly Foundation
Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Swire Charitable Trust The ACT Foundation Thomas Tunnock Ltd Unum Ltd