The Community of Cider

The Big Apple

Twice yearly festival celebrating the heritage of orchards, cider and perry in the Parishes of the Marcle Ridge


The National Association of Cider Makers is the national body representing cider producers on the national and international stage. The TCCPA is affiliated to the NACM, alongside fellow regional associations. The NACM supports a number of TCCPA initiatives throughout the year, including most recently its Technical Webinar series.

The Orchard Project

Bringing orchards into the heart of urban communities. The Orchard Project is the only national charity dedicated to the creation, restoration and celebration of community orchards.

Thatchers Foundation

The Foundation is independent of Thatchers Cider. The Thatchers Foundation welcomes applications for single grants that would make a real difference to organisations, groups or individuals within four specific areas: Health, Social or Economic Disadvantage, Education or Environment.


The South West of England Cidermakers' Association represents cider producers in the South Western counties, including Devon, Cornwall, Somerset & Hampshire. Affiliated to the NACM.


Organised by the Three Counties Cider & Perry Association, CraftCon is the UK's only Cidermaking Trade Conference. Two days of in-person development and educational seminars, networking and cider sharing!

Common Ground

Common Ground is charity based in Dorset, which has been at the forefront of community conservation and environmental education in England for the last thirty years. The founders of Apple Day (21st October!), are a small, grassroots organisation that collaborate openly to reconnect people with nature and inspires communities to become responsible for their local environment.


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