Registered Charity Number:  1061760

Peter Boizot M.B.E. the founder of the Pizza Express Group invented the Veneziana Pizza in 1977. This was his response to the disastrous flooding in Venice on the night of 4th/5th November 1966. In 1997, following a 20 year collaboration between Pizza Express and the Venice in Peril Fund, a British charity set up to help with the restoration of Venice after the flood, it was decided that the time had come to share the income from the sale of the Veneziana Pizza with heritage projects in the UK. Therefore the Veneziana Fund was formed and registered as a charity in 1997. Since then the Veneziana Fund has been receiving all donations from the sale of the Veneziana Pizza.


The Veneziana Fund has successfully supported many restoration works in Venice while in the UK it has funded heritage projects focusing on the preservation, restoration, repair and maintenance of buildings originally constructed before 1750 and works of art made before 1750.


The Trustees have now reviewed their grant making criteria. From January 2019 the Fund will focus on supporting charities selected together with Pizza Express who are involved in ‘music therapy’ and/or the development and nurturing of music talent. Before then there will be one last funding cycle in support of heritage projects in the UK. Applicants are invited to request an application form which needs to be submitted no later than the 30th of September 2018. Please email the Fund’s administrator here for more information about the criteria and an application form.

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