About the Kavli Trust

The Kavli Trust – a different kind of owner

Kavli Trust owns the dairy product company group Kavli with Primula Cheese, Castle MacLellan, Q-Meieriene and other Kavli businesses in four countries: Norway, Sweden, Finland and United Kingdom. Our ownership is managed through Kavli Holding AS.

As the sole proprietor of the Kavli Group, the Kavli Trust makes sure that every pence of profit that isn’t reinvested into creating new flavours goes to supporting charitable work.

Kavli Trust is the owner who makes a difference by not only giving a part of the profit, but all of it for good causes.

Profits from The Kavli Group, which includes Primula Cheese and Castle MacLellan in the UK, enabled Kavli Trust to allocate £7,8 million to good causes in 2021.

Since 2014, we have proudly donated £12 million  to good causes — all thanks to you and your love of cheese.

The majority of the funds, 70 percent, are allocated go to projects in the four countries where our companies operate. The remaining 30 percent is allocated to projects on health, education and climate and environment in a selection of countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

We support a broad spectrum of projects but prioritise some thematic areas. In the four countries where we operate, we prioritise mental health for children and youth, work for inclusion and prevention of loneliness, health research, and projects that give more people the opportunity to take part in and experience cultural events. In developing countries, we prioritise projects within education for children and youth and health.

Our goal is to contribute to making a difference in the lives of individuals, in their local communities and to society as a whole.

See also: The statutes of Kavli Trust

Our annual reports



  • Gallery

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  • Promotional material

    Download the graphic manual of the Kavli Trust and logos for printed and digital media.

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  • Statutes

    Our statutes describe the trust’s charitable purpose, owner responsibility and basic financing. They also provide guidelines for the composition of our board of trustees.

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  • A story worth sharing

    The history of the Kavli Trust began in 1872, the same year that Norway’s King Haakon VII was born, when Olav Kavli also entered the world.

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  • Annual reports

    We produce an annual report every year to explain how our funds are managed and which projects we have supported over the last year.

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  • Administration and board

    Here you can read about our administration and board.

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    This Privacy Policy details how the Kavli Trust processes the personal data that we collect in order to serve our collaborators, the public, and others.

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