Family baker Braces is offering charities, schools and community groups across the south and south-west of England donations to mark its 106th birthday.

The Bread for the Community Birthday Fund is offering local organisations, who are unable to benefit from large national funding sources, the chance to apply for a “dough-nation” of £106. Requests for sponsorship must meet a specific need or be used to complete a particular project and not simply go into general funds.

Michelle Hughes, head of communications at the bakery based in Newport, Gwent, said: “As a family business, we are dedicated to supporting the community in any way we can. Our birthday community fund has been a successful initiative so far but we would like to see more applications from the south and south-west of England, as we want to spread the funds across our whole distribution area.”

To apply for the Bread for the Community Birthday Fund visit