PLEASE NOTE THAT WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE NORTHERN IRELAND PROGRAMME, ALL OTHER PROGRAMMES ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO APPLICANTS WHO ARE NOT CURRENT GRANTEES
Over the past 18 months, JRCT has undertaken a strategic review. Many people fed into this process and we are grateful for these contributions.
We reaffirm that our mission is to be a Quaker trust which seeks to transform the world by supporting people who address the root causes of conflict and injustice. For the next 5 to 10 years we will continue to be a responsive grant making body, and will group our work into four themes:
Under these four themes, we expect to continue to fund work in a number of areas where we have had a long term commitment, including for example promoting human rights, racial justice, democratic and corporate accountability and challenging militarism, as well as strengthening work in the area of sustainability. We will also continue our funding programme focused on the transformation of the Northern Ireland conflict.
Sadly, we will be ending our funding in the Republic of Ireland, where we have supported some excellent work over the last two decades. We will also be closing our Quaker Concerns programme, although we will continue to consider applications from Quaker organisations under the above themes where they fit our published policies.
We are currently developing detailed guidance on our priorities within these new themes. This guidance will be published in May 2014, and the first deadlines for applications under these new themes will be 18 August and 1 September 2014. In the meantime, all our existing programmes are closed to applicants who are not current grantees, with the exception of our Northern Ireland programme which continues unchanged.
If you are a current grantee and are considering applying to the Trust for either our December 2013 or April 2014 deadline, please contact the office first for further guidance.
We appreciate that it is always disruptive for organisations in the field when funders alter their priorities. We will aim to be as supportive and transparent as possible in relation to these changes.
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
The Garden House, Water End, York, YO30 6WQ, +44 (0)1904 627810
A charity registered in England and Wales. No 210037
JRCT is one of several organisations established by Joseph Rowntree. More information...Page last updated: 19th November, 2013