Pavers Foundation - Hoping to make a difference with every pair


and Enhancing


& Charities

Throughout The UK

and Ireland

We've Donated
Pheobe with her Grandma, Susan Moor, Customer Advisor at Pavers in Dalton Park, Amy Patterson, Fundraising and Administration Assistant at The Tiny Lives Trust, Joe (Susan's grandchild) and Susan's daughter Katie.
Mark Granger, Director of Operations at Pavers with Emma Bruce, Graphic Designer at our Head Office and Maya Liversidge, Community Fundraiser at York Teaching Hospital Charity
Dame Esther Rantzen , Founder of The Silver Line receiving the cheque from Debbie Paver, Trustee of the Pavers Foundation
Breda Dyland, Manager of Kerry Cancer Support Group with Norma Burke, Assistant Manager at Pavers in Killarney and Trish Kelly, Office Administrator at Kerry Cancer Support Group.

Give a helping

hand to those

who need it

The Pavers Foundation is dedicated to making a meaningful impact to the communities around us. Striving to actively improve the communities that our colleagues live in and to support causes close to our team.

The Pavers Foundation was launched with an incredible donation of £2.5 million from Pavers and the private estate of our founder Catherine Paver. Further donations from Catherine’s grandchildren have also been gratefully received. As one of the largest family business foundations in the North of England, we believe that being different makes us different.

In addition to the initial donations, the business gives 2% of net profit each year, to ensure the Pavers Foundation continues to make effective and positive changes in local communities throughout the UK.

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Charities of the Year

Our 1,700 employees are the heart of everything we do and we want to help and support causes that are special to we figured it would only be right that they play a key role in the Pavers Foundation by nominating two charities of the year.

grant applications

We understand that across the country there may be other causes that are special to our employees, therefore we welcome grant applications from all of them to support any charity, cause or initiative that they feel is important. Big or small, nationwide or independent.

support us

The Pavers Foundation supports charities which actively promote healthcare, education and communities throughout the UK and Eire. To make a donation to the Pavers Foundation, get in touch with our dedicated team to find out more about how you can make a difference.

Charities of the Year

Dementia UK receive £65,000

We are delighted to announce Dementia UK as one of two Charities of the Year for the Pavers Foundation! 

Employees across Pavers Shoes, Jones Bootmaker and Herring Shoes united to vote for our second-ever Charity of the Year, and had the tough task of choosing between four incredible charities; Dementia UK, Designability, Make a Wish Ireland and NSPCC.  

Dementia UK received a donation of £65,000 from the Pavers Foundation… 



"We cannot thank the Pavers Foundation enough. Every penny is so important to our little charity. This enables us to support many children and families in the UK with Diamond Blackfan Anaemia. We also support research projects all over the world in the hope that one day better treatments or even a cure for this terrible condition may be found."


" We can't thank Stuart Paver and Pavers Shoes enough for their on-going support. The Pavers’ shoe vans provide bespoke specialist footwear for those disabled by Leprosy and Lymphatic Filariasis. The footwear reaches rural communities and provides a product far superior to what is generally available. "

Geoff Prescott, Lepra

"It's wonderful that you've decided to support a local charity like ours which, in turn, helps the local community.

The donation will go towards supporting families and patients living with cancer and will help to fund a number of our services."

Julie russell, york against cancer

"This is a very generous donation and one that will be extremely valuable in supporting our life saving research.

We are very grateful to Graham and the Pavers Foundation for helping us beat heartbreak from heart and circulatory disease."

paul davies, british heart foundation