All projects applying must be for peace-building or for relief of people who are suffering as a result of natural disasters, climate change, war, conflict or social and economic deprivation, but not for immediate crisis relief.
Each project must have a Britain Yearly Meeting Quaker link (person or group) and the application should come from the concern of Friends, supported at least through their local meetings. Projects need not be Quaker led.
Annual grants will usually be for up to £4,000 per project. In exceptional circumstances we may consider applications above this amount. Single payments might be made, but grants for two or three years may also be considered. Existing as well as new projects may be supported and these grants may cover only part of the total funding required.
This year we are continuing to fund:
- An arts and crafts project for young asylum seekers in Leicester.
- A peer mediation project in secondary schools in Cape Town.
- Training in sustainable organic agriculture for rural primary schools in Uganda.
We have provided funding for the first time for:
- Space for an information service for refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants in Lewisham, London.
- Water testing equipment for use in the campaign for safe drinking water in forty villages in Odisha, India.
- The post-production costs of a film of "Dear Home Office", about the struggles faced by young male refugees in the UK.
- A project enabling young people from Dheisheh Palestinian Refugee Camp to attend Al Quds University.
How to apply
Application packs are available from October each year. The description and application guidance are for information only.
- QPSW Relief Grants application form (PDF)
- QPSW Relief Grants description (PDF)
- QPSW Relief Grants application guidance (PDF)
Applications for 2017-18 have now closed. Applications for 2018-19 will be accepted in early 2018.