From an initial pledge of £20,000 subscribed by some local benefactors, and with generous donations from other residents and grants from government sources, the Rye Fund has grown to over £120,000, and distributes some £8,000 each year in grant awards to local groups and charitable organisations.
We have a panel drawn from members of the community who know the area and who are already involved in a local business or charitable organisation. In conjunction with the Foundation, the local panel makes the final selection of awards from the list of approved applications. The panel members also take an interest in encouraging other groups to come forward to apply for grants. The current chairman is Charles Bronsdon.
If you would like to join the panel or know more please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org