Criteria

What purposes are grants given for?

  • One-off grants
  • Time limited support
  • Seed money for start up projects

What do we give?

  • Small grants of up to £3000
  • Interest free loans of up to £5000 repayable over 5 years
  • In exceptional circumstances larger grants may be given

Who are grants given to?

  • UK registered charities, NGOs, public bodies and social enterprises.  In normal circumstances with a turnover of less than approximately £350,000
  • Those who can demonstrate other sources of funding for their project
  • Innovative charities/projects not normally able to attract other funding

Categories for Grant Giving

  • Quaker work and witness
  • Peace-building and conflict resolution
  • Interfaith and ecumenical understanding
  • Community development work in the UK and overseas
  • Work with forced migrants, including internally displaced people
  • Sustainable development

We recognise, however, that we value applications which fulfil more than one of our criteria.

Successful applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • How they plan to use a small sum to make a large impact
  • The expected outcome for their community
  • Where appropriate, how the project will promote social and structural innovation

In general we would not support:

  • Core funding for organisations
  • Individuals
  • Infrastructure organisations
  • Conferences or seminars
  • General appeals
  • Educational bursaries
  • Humanitarian relief appeals
  • Medical research
  • Healthcare, disability and medical support services