Application Update

Applications to the Trust’s grant-giving programme are now closed.  Trustees will attend a grant-making meeting in mid-July and successful applicants will be informed by 31 July 2024.  Applications will re- open on 15 August 2024. 

Please note that grant categories are under review, with changes expected during 2024 and 2025.  The first changes can be seen here; further changes are expected and will be posted on the website before the opening date of the next round of grant applications.


The Edith M Ellis Trust aims to help bring about a more peaceful, just and sustainable world, embodying Quaker values through a fearless approach to social and structural innovations in policy or practice.

Quakers share a way of life, based on the values of peace, justice, equality, integrity and environmental sustainability.

The Edith M Ellis Trust gives a limited number of grants to organisations not normally able to attract other funding.

 Please see our Grant Criteria page for further information.