All projects applying must be for relief of people who are suffering as a result of natural disasters, climate change, war or conflict 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.
- An Alternatives to Violence Project in Hebron.
- A peer mediation project in secondary schools in Cape Town.
- A project to provide piped water to a village in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
We have provided funding for the first time for:
- Training and support for Maasai women to help them develop climate change resilient income projects.
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.