Jarrold contributes to the communities of Norwich and Norfolk in many different ways. Requests for charitable donations on behalf of the company are usually referred to the John Jarrold Trust. Over many years Directors and other staff have also been involved in local institutions and charities as Trustees, Governors or Board Directors. The Company recognises that it is important for the healthy development of the community in which it operates to participate in this way.

At present, David Hill, Chairman, is a Trustee of the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association and a Governor of the 2nd Air Division Memorial Library. He was Chairman of Norwich HEART until August 2012. Christopher Doggett is Treasurer of the Norfolk Deaf Association and Michelle Jarrold is a Trustee of the Theatre Royal in Norwich and a Governor of Norwich School. Caroline Jarrold, Community Affairs Adviser, has recently stepped down as Chairman of VisitNorwich and the Norfolk & Norwich Festival and is a Director of The Forum Trust. John Adams, Trading Director at Jarrold Retail, represents the company on Norwich BID

David Hill and Caroline Jarrold are Deputy Lieutenants for Norfolk.

Jarrold 250 Fundraising Initiative

The Jarrold Department store started a new fundraising initiative in 2017 to raise funds to support three major charities operating in Norfolk. To read more about these activities see

Norfolk Community Foundation

Norfolk Community Foundation

Jarrold supports the Norfolk Community Foundation through providing office accommodation free of charge. Norfolk Community Foundation was established to encourage giving from individuals and businesses within the community for the benefit of the community and to handle the distribution of grants to qualifying organisations. It has developed to become a major source of grants and manages funds for many different organisations seeking to make a difference within the community. For further information visit