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Peace and Security Grant Program – United Kingdom

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted July 11, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on August 30, 2021
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust poster
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust poster

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust is seeking applications for its Peace and Security Grant Program.

As a Quaker Trust, we believe that peace and security are built on values of equality, human rights, justice and environmental sustainability.

We believe that sustainable peace cannot be achieved through the use of armed violence, which results in countless deaths, long-term physical and mental injury, human rights violations and curtailment of civil liberties, displaced populations, economic damage and impoverishment, and environmental harm.

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JRCT is interested in funding work which:
a) is about removing problems through radical solutions, and not simply about making problems easier to live with;
b) has a clear sense of objectives, and of how to achieve them;
c) is innovative and imaginative and where the grant has a good chance of making a difference;
d) within its areas of interest, the Trust makes grants to a range of organisations and to individuals;
e) If you are based outside the UK and you are registered as a charitable organistion in your local jurisdiction, you may apply for general support if all of your work fits within their published programmes, and the following criteria are also met:
• your organisation is governed by an unpaid board,
• your organisation is not for profit,
• your organisation’s formal purposes fall within the list of charitable purposes recognised within English law.

JRCT wishes to prioritise support for charitable work on the following issues:
1. Challenging militarism;
2. Scrutiny of counter-terrorism measures in the context of human rights and peacebuilding;
3. Building support for alternative approaches to defence and security;
4. Responding to the dual harms of Covid-19 and systemic racism.

We wish to support organisations or individuals who promote values similar to our own when working towards peace and security. We do not fund those who advocate aggressive military responses to conflicts.

JRCT understands the interconnected, global nature of issues of peace and security. However, as a UK-based Trust with modest resources, it is primarily interested in supporting work which is focused on achieving impact in the UK context. Work which is focused on European or other international institutions (such as the UN and NATO) will only be considered if it is capable of resulting in significant impact in the UK context.

Application deadline: 31 August 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jul 11
Jul 11

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed calls that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Jul 12
Jul 12

Thanks, Ana.