|The Veneziana Fund|
Registered Charity Number: 1061760
For the preservation, restoration, repair and maintenance of buildings in the United Kingdom originally constructed before 1750; the fixtures and fittings of such buildings; restoration and purchase of works of art created before 1750.
Due to the number of appeals already received the Trustees are unable to accept any further applications for consideration at their next meeting scheduled to take place in June 2013.
The next Trustees Meeting will take place in November or December 2013.
Trustees Policy as from 1st January 2000
The Veneziana Fund receives funds from the sale of the Pizza Veneziana at restaurants belonging to Pizza Express and the Peter Boizot Group. The Pizza Veneziana was the idea of Peter Boizot M.B.E. the founder of the Pizza Express Group. This was his response to the disastrous flooding in Venice on the night of 4th/5th November 1966. Customers were told that a small supplement on the price of each Pizza Veneziana sold would be sent to The Venice in Peril Fund the British Charity set up to help in the restoration of Venice after the flood.
Now the supplement is distributed to the Veneziana Fund which gives 50% of its net receipts to The Venice in Peril Fund, the other 50% being available for grants for the preservation, restoration, repair and maintenance of:
(a) buildings originally constructed before 1750
(b) the fixtures and fittings of such buildings constructed/fitted before 1750; and/or
(c) works of art made before 1750 (including the purchase of such items).
This has resulted in £1,247,823 being raised for the Venice in Peril Fund up to December 2011.
How to apply?
The Trustees currently meet twice a year to consider applications for funding in May and December.
The Trustees require all applicants to submit their application online.
The Trustees meeting due to take place in June 2013 is now closed.
The Trustees will begin accepting applications for their meeting due to take place in November or December 2013 from the 2nd September 2013. The link to the online application form will be available on this web page from the 2nd September until sufficient applications have been received or until the 25th October, whichever is soonest.
If you have started but not completed an application form the information you have entered will be saved and you will be able to complete the form for the Trustees meeting due to take place in December 2013 when the form is reopened for that meeting.
Please note that the average grant from the Veneziana Fund is £1,000. The Trustees will not consider applications unless two thirds of the total sum required has been raised from other sources.
Applicants may view the application form questions from the online application login page, when it is available. This is not the application form and applications made using this page will not be considered.
What will be required with your application?
After submitting your application you will receive an email confirming receipt and details of where and how to send the supporting documentation requested above. Please do not send any other information as it will be discarded.
Successful organisations will be sent a letter confirming the grant offer and any conditions. The grant acceptance letter must be signed by a senior staff member within your organisation, preferably your Director / Chief Executive / Church Warden.
Reporting on the Grant
Grant holders are required to make a short report to the Trustees at the end of the project. Further applications from your organisation will not be considered unless a report has been submitted. Only one application per project is allowed within a five year period.