Find out which funding priority is right for you and if you are eligible to apply.

Peace and Security

We support approaches to defence and security which prioritise peace, non-violence and human rights

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Power and Accountability

We support those working for a world in which power is more equally shared and powerful institutions are accountable to wider society

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Rights and Justice

We support those who uphold equality and human rights in support of racial and religious minorities

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Sustainable Future

We fund imaginative and inclusive approaches to tackling the climate crisis and building a just and equitable economy in order to protect the planet for future generations

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Northern Ireland

We support those whose work to promote peace, human rights and participatory politics contributes to the ongoing transformation of the Northern Ireland conflict

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Grassroots Movements

We support grassroots movements on the frontlines of social and environmental injustice who are striving for transformative change

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Funding root causes

While trustees are open to funding a range of different organisations and approaches, the Trust generally funds work that is about addressing the root causes of problems rather than delivering services or alleviating immediate needs. We recognise that change can take many years to achieve. We are willing to take the long view, and to take risks.

Next steps

If you are considering making an application, please read the grant programme information carefully, note our general exclusions, our application deadline dates and then follow the instructions in the Application process section. If you are making a cross-cutting application, you will be able to select 'cross-cutting' when submitting your application and you will be asked to explain the relevance of the planned work to two or more programmes. Please note that there is a specific deadline for cross-cutting applications.

You can see examples of work that we have recently funded and a database of recent grants in the Our grantees section.