Hill & Pepper Fund
The Pepper & Hill Endowment Fund was formed in 2011 by the amalgamation of two seperate funds – The John Pepper Fund and Henry Hill’s Annual Christmas Gift.
Little is known about the origins of either fund, however, the Staffordshire Community Foundation is currently undertaking extensive research to find out more. What is known is that the original funds were established before the confederation of the six towns into the City of Stoke on Trent, (Burslem & Tunstall, in the north of the city, Hanley & Stoke in the centre of the city and Fenton & Longton, in the south of the city)
The two funds had their own donor adviors and made awards at Christmas to people within their relevant areas. (One to Burslem & Tunstall and one to Fenton & Longton). As the remits of the two funds were almost identical and as the four target towns now fall within the confines of Stoke on Trent, the decision was taken to amalgamate the two funds and to simplify the area as Stoke on Trent.
This has meant that there has been a reduction in necessary reporting, less burden on the donor advisors and bigger awards have been made to individuals and groups that will benefit individuals across the city, at Christmas time.