A small number of grants in the region of £1,000 to £1,500 are made annually to projects that work to enable rural young people overseas to live self-sufficiently.
Requests for grants should come from the organisation managing the project, with evidence of active Quaker support. The organisation need not be Quaker-run, but projects supported should operate within appropriate principles including financial and environmental sustainability.
This year we have provided funding for:
- Classroom equipment and teachers' salaries for school for orphans in Uganda (PDF)
- Accommodation, school fees, educational equipment and food for children in an orphanage in Burundi (PDF)
In 2022 we provided funding for:
- A mentorship project for school leavers in Rwanda (PDF)
- A computer literacy programme for girls in Madya Pradesh, India (PDF)
- A vocational training and business skills programme in Bugesera and Kicukiro District in Rwanda (PDF)
How to applyApplications are now closed. Applications for 2024 will open at the start of May and close at the end of July 2024. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application in September/October. The description and guidance documents for 2023 are linked below, for information only. Please do not use these for 2024 applications as there will be new documents available.
- Simmons grant: application form (online form)
- SimmonsGrant_ApplicationGuidance_2023 (PDF)
- SimmonsGrant_Introduction_2023 (PDF)
If you have any questions about the application process please contact the Grants Programme Officer.