Why the Rye Fund


Rye is a special place. People come to live in and around Rye because they love it here. But Rye has its challenges that must be met

The Rye Fund

Our objectives:

  • To provide an annual income that will be distributed in grants to voluntary bodies and charitable organisations for initiatives that benefit the local community living in and around Rye. 
  • To create a growth fund with interest re-invested and disbursements being made for specific capital projects concerning the built environment of Rye.
2014 Awards Ceremony at Rye Town Hall

Making it happen:

A number of local people have come together to establish The Rye Fund - which has been set up in conjunction with Sussex Community Foundation, an independent charity, which manages funds and distributes grants on behalf of donors within Sussex.

Growing the Fund

The Rye Fund has endowments of over £100,000. Whilst the interest on this sum can generate a useful contribution towards projects planned by local voluntary organisations, it cannot yet be considered capable of making a major impact.

We are asking for gifts and bequests to help reach our next target of £200,000. Will you please help us to build a really worthwhile fund that will benefit future generations.