In 2004 Cardiff achieved Fairtrade city status. Since then Fair Trade Cardiff has been working to promote Fairtrade throughout the city. We’re made up of a team of volunteers, who discuss and brainstorm ways in which to raise awareness and increase the availability of Fairtrade.
The official bit
Fair Trade Cardiff is an unincorporated constituted association. This means we have a constitution and a committee, who are elected every year at an AGM.
The committee is made up of:
Currently only the position of Treasurer is filled.
Fair Trade Cardiff is also a Fairtrade City, awarded status by the Fairtrade Foundation. Fairtrade status is re-assessed for renewal every two years, with previously outlined targets needing to be met. Our last renewal happened in 2012.
We meet four times a year.
The current situation
Unfortunately, over the past few years, active support for the group has decreased as times are tough. We held a Special General Meeting in March, for anyone interested in getting more involved, and over 20 people came to our meeting. We have followed this up with Summer and Autumn meetings, and are pleased to say that the group is slowly growing. We still need to keep the momentum strong, and our next meeting will be in the New Year, where we will hold our AGM and do further planning for Fairtrade Fortnight 2016.