Britain Yearly Meeting has launched a new grants scheme for 18-35 year olds which supports young adult Quakers to participate more fully in the life of the Society of Friends.

The purpose of Quaker Events and Learning Grant is to support young adult Quakers to attend events, courses and other Quaker learning opportunities which would otherwise not be possible due to financial constraints.


Applicants should be:

  • A member of, or closely connected with, the Religious Society of Friends in Britain
  • Aged 18-35
  • Attending an event or learning opportunity (e.g. a course or conference) which is either explicitly Quaker in nature or closely linked to Quaker witness or testimonies
  • Unable to attend without financial assistance

Examples of possible grants

  • Help with the cost of attending a course at Woodbrooke which offers a 50% discount to young adults, and the cost of travel to Woodbrooke, if the remaining cost cannot be met by the applicant
  • Help to cover an additional night's accommodation if this makes attending an event possible, for example due to ill health or living a long distance from the venue
  • Help with travel costs or accommodation/subsistence costs to attend a free event e.g. Quaker Activist Gathering

Maximum: £500

How to apply

To apply please read the guidance notes and complete the application form.

Grants are usually decided and, if approved paid, within a month.

Applicants may re-apply for a grant but priority will be given to first time applicants.


As a follow up you must give a brief account (min 250 words) of the event/learning you took part in. You may also share your experiences in another format such as video, Instagram stories or takeovers or being interviewed on a Quaker podcast.

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