JRCT Funds now open for application

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust is a responsive grant making trust.  The trustees have agreed on the following priority areas ad welcome applications.  Click on each individual title for full details.

The deadline for all is 29 November 2021.

Sustainable Future:  JRCT is deeply concerned about climate change and its effects, and believes that our care for future generations morally compels us to play a part in tackling it. They see it as both a symptom of our unsustainable and unjust global economic system, and a cause of serious injustice and conflict both now and in the future. Addressing climate change will require long-term political, economic and social changes. Trustees are aware that there is much work to be done in this field and JRCT’s funds are limited.

Peace and Security:  JCRT wish to support a transition towards: the use of 'soft', rather than 'hard' power as a first line of response to conflict within our society and around the world;  the de-legitimisation of violence as a tool for responding to conflict, securing interests or projecting power; a culture of human rights and non-violent problem-solving, promoted at all levels of society.

Power and Accountability:  Funding priorities under this fund are:  strengthening corporate accountability; strengthening democatic accountability; encouraging responsible media; responding to the dual harms of Covid-19 and systemic racism.

Rights and Justice:  Funding priorities under this fund are:  protection and promotion of hman rights and their enforcement nthe UK; promoting rights and justice for minorities who face the most severe form of racism; promoting rights and justice for refugees and other migrants by identifying and tackling structures and systems that may deny them their rights; responding to the dual harms of Covid-19 and systemic racism.