Funding is available from the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) to support projects that challenge how power is concentrated, shared and used and how it is changing through globalisation, new technology, new channels of communication, extreme inequality and other factors. Specifically, the Trust wants to support people to create a world in which power is more equally shared, and in which powerful institutions are responsive and accountable to wider society and aligned with the long-term public interest.
Applications should address the following:
- Strengthening corporate accountability
- Strengthening democratic accountability
- Encouraging responsible media.
In addition to the specific focus areas above, JRCT is open to occasionally supporting other work that furthers the vision of this programme, is highly innovative, with the potential to bring about systemic change and is exceptionally difficult to fund from other sources.
Projects can be UK-based or can be pan-European. Applications aimed at increasing the accountability of the UK government and other UK bodies for the impact of the policies and practices that they pursue within global institutions are also considered.
A broad range of organisations and individuals are eligible to apply – check eligibility here.
Recent grants awarded have ranged from £1,000 to £100,000+ including:
- £34,500 to the Bevan Foundation
- £11,000 to the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies
- £1,000 to three 4 all theatre
To apply, organisations need to register with the Trust’s grants management system. The deadline to register is the 5th March 2021 and the deadline to apply is 5pm on the 22nd March 2021.