Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

Date: 7th October 2011

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust has announced that its grant making programme is open for applications. The JRCT makes grants to individuals and to projects seeking the creation of a peaceful world, political equality and social justice.

Within the UK, the Trust makes grants to both organisations and individuals for activities that relate to:

  • Peace and conflict resolution
  • Promoting racial justice
  • Power and responsibility
  • Quaker concerns

The Trust tends to fund work that is on a national level and there are no maximum grant limits although the Trust does stress that costings need to be realistic.

Previously supported projects include Asylum Aid, which assists people seeking refuge in the UK. Asylum Aid received a grant of £203,170 from the Trust to support a project that enables women fleeing serious human rights violations to gain protection in the UK; and the University of Liverpool received a grant of £75,000 from the Trust to undertake an audit of local democracy in Burnley and Harrogate.

The next deadline for applications is 12 noon on the 19th December 2011.