Grant Criteria

What purposes are grants given for?

  • Each year Trustees give a small number of grants to organisations who have innovative ideas to bring about a more peaceful, just and sustainable world

What do we give?

  • Seed grants of between £1,000 and £5,000

Who are grants given to?

  • UK registered charities, NGOs, public bodies and social enterprises, in normal circumstances limited to those with an annual turnover of less than approximately £350,000
  • The Trustees favour those applicants not normally able to attract other funding.

Categories for Grant Giving

Please note that the grant criteria are under review.  The categories listed below were revised in February 2024, and further changes are expected during 2024 and 2025.

  • Quaker work and witness, particularly on work relating to peace
  • Peace-building and conflict resolution
  • Interfaith and ecumenical understanding
  • Peace work connected with climate breakdown

We value applications that fulfil more than one of our criteria.

Applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • How their ideas will bring about change
  • Why they think the approach they are proposing is new and original
  • Who will benefit and how
  • What the expected outcomes of the proposal are

We do not support:

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