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 the preservation, restoration, repair and maintenance of buildings originally constructed before 1750 and works of art made before 1750 (including the purchase of such items).

 

The Trustees are currently reviewing their grant making criteria. In the meantime, they will be continuing to assess applications as before for heritage projects in the UK. For further information as to the criteria and an application form, please email Alessandra Magri, the Fund’s administrator, on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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