Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust announce changes to autumn funding round

22 Feb 2022 Jocelyn Horton    Last updated: 22 Feb 2022

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, whose programmes include supporting the ongoing transformation of the Northern Ireland conflict, announces closure of its autumn round.

The Joseph Rowntree Charitiable Trust (JRCT) have announced that they are closing applications to their autumn grant round.  

Well-known for supporting those who are passionate about making a positive difference; whether they are promoting peace in Northern Ireland, advocating for some of the most vulnerable people in our society or taking steps towards an environmentally sustainable future, their mission is to support people who address the root causes of conflict and injustice.  

The decision to close the autumn round comes as a result of going through a time of change from recent growth, their response to the pandemic, and crucially, efforts to confront their colonial history. These developments raise important questions about their work as a Trust, which they need time to address to allow them time to develop their work.

The closure of the grant round will ease workload pressures among the staff team to allow them the time needed to engage with the change process.

The Trust remains open to applications across all their programmes in March but will close to all applications in August. Applications will re-open for the December deadline. The current deadline is 5:00pm on 28th March 2002 (register by 11th March 2022). 

They apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but hope this will give new applicants the time to apply by 28 March or for their December deadline. Existing grantees who had hoped to reapply in August will be contacted by their grants officer.

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT), an independent Quaker trust, makes more than 100 grants annually to a variety of charitable work, from grassroots community groups to well-established charities working to build a peaceful and just world. The Trust supports work in five programme areas: peace and security, rights and justice, power and accountability, sustainable future and Northern Ireland. To find out more about the closure and their funding programmes, please visit their website.'s picture
by Jocelyn Horton

Fundraising Advice Officer

[email protected]

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