Changes to Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust grant-making priorities
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO NEW APPLICATIONS
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:
Peace and security
Power and accountability
Rights and justice
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 are ending our funding in the Republic of Ireland, where we have supported some excellent work over the last two decades. We are also 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 on 19 May 2014, with applications welcome in advance of the following deadlines:
18 August 2014
Rights and justice Sustainable future Northern Ireland