The Pye Foundation
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Charitable Giving by The Foundation
At present, the bulk of our investment income is used to support about 35 local charities on an annual basis with their day to day costs as part of a long-term relationship.
Currently we are not inviting new applications in this category.
We do however retain a small portion of funds each year to be able to respond to special one off appeals from other charities. In this context, we prefer that our grants make a difference, believing that it is desirable to prime pumps and to set people up to achieve something.
We regret that we will not normally support individual appeals.
Similarly, appeals relating to animal welfare, ecclesiastical buildings, faith enhancing projects, independent schools and international projects are outside our scope.
It should be noted that the amount available for one off appeals is quite small and we will not make a grant to any charity to which we have made a grant within the previous 3 years.
Please use the following checklist before making an application.
You must be able to answer “YES” to the following questions
Your organisation is an independent local charity registered with the charity commission.
Your organisation can produce a set of annual accounts.
You operate in the CB or PE postcode areas or an area where there used to be a Pye factory.
You must be able to answer “NO” to the following questions
Have you had special project funding from the Pye Foundation in the last 3 years.
Is this request for the benefit of one individual.
Does your request promote political or religious views.
Does your request promote animal welfare.
Is your project international in nature.
A suitable Word document may be downloaded here, completed and e-mailed to Rasik Kotecha at