Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust: Apply for Peace and Security Programme in UK!

Deadline: 9 April 2018

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

Funding Priorities

JRCT wishes to prioritise support for charitable work on the following issues:

  • Challenging militarism
    • highlights and holds the UK government to account for the human, economic, environmental and security costs of militarised responses to conflict
    • scrutinises and challenges the use of new technology for warfare
    • exposes and challenges the economic drivers of war, especially the arms trade
    • highlights and challenges the culture and values of militarism in the UK
    • promotes conscientious objection to military service as a globally recognised and applied human right.
  • Scrutiny of counter-terrorism measures in the context of human rights and peacebuilding
    • promotes greater transparency and accountability in relation to government counter-terrorism policy
    • challenges state abuses of power in relation to counter-terrorism
    • advocates policy responses to the use of terror tactics which address their underlying causes
    • challenges the use of counter-terrorism policies which foment conflict or undermine opportunities to build peace.
  • Building support for alternative approaches to defence and security
    • articulates and builds support for models of defence and security which address the root causes of conflict and injustice, and which are based on non-violence, dialogue and mediation, human rights and environmental sustainability
    • addresses the risks of nuclear weapons and articulates options for non-nuclear security
    • offers ideas and action on the re-shaping of violent masculinities which underpin the military system
    • promotes the understanding and effective practice of non-violence in social change.

Eligibility Criteria

  • JRCT is interested in funding work which:
    • is about removing problems through radical solutions, and not simply about making problems easier to live with
    • has clear sense of objectives, and how to achieve them
    • is innovative and imaginative
    • and where the grant has a good chance of making a difference
  • Within its areas of interest, the trust makes grants to a range of range of organisations and to individuals.
  • An organisation may apply is it is registered, excepted or exempt charity based within any of the jurisdictions of the UK and all their work fits within the published programmes.
  • The charitable organisation registered in local jurisdiction outside UK can apply for general support.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website and also submit the required documents:

  • Narrative proposal
  • Budgets Accounts
  • Governing document (non-charities only)
  • Closing report (existing grantees only)

Eligible Country: United Kingdom

For more information, please visit Peace and Security Programme.


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