Peace and Security Programme for United Kingdom


Deadline: 19 August 2019

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: They are interested in funding work which:
    • 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: They are interested in funding work which:
    • 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: They are interested in funding work which:
    • 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.
  • If applicants are based outside the UK and they are registered as a charitable organisation in their local jurisdiction, they may apply for general support if all of their work fits within their published programmes, and the following criteria are also met:
    • applicant’s organisation is governed by an upaid board
    • applicant’s organisation is not for profit
    • applicant’s organisation’s formal purposes fall within the list of charitable purposes recognised within English law.

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 https://www.jrct.org.uk/peace-and-security

  • Avatar Ehimatie Amaechi says:

    As a researcher who have developed interest in the field of Peace and Conflict Resolution, I humbly solicit for grant to undertake a non-violent approach towards resolving conflicts in some oil bearing communities in Delta state of Nigeria.Looking forward to hearing from you soon please.

    • Avatar Priyanka says:

      Hi Ehimatie Amaechi,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

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