The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust has announced plans to significantly increase grant spending from around £7 million per year, to over £10 million per year, for the next ten years. The additional funding will help to meet demand following a steady rise in grant applications.
As part of a ten-yearly review – the Decennial Review – of the Trust, the Trustees made a commitment to work to increase the number of grants given to organisations outside London to achieve a greater geographical diversity of funding across the UK. The Trust will also meet demand by making a number of larger, longer or core grants to charities where suitable.
JRCT is a Quaker Trust which supports people who are working to address the root causes of conflict and injustice, to build a fairer and more peaceful world. The Trust supports work to produce positive change through its charitable work in five areas: peace and security, rights and justice, power and accountability, sustainable future and Northern Ireland.
JCRT makes grants to a range of organisations including registered, excepted or exempt charities based in the UK for work that seeks to make positive change across the UK as a whole, or across one or more of its member countries – England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
JCRT makes grants through the following themed programmes:
- Peace and Security
- Power and Accountability
- Rights and Justice
- Sustainable Future
- Northern Ireland