23 April 2019
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust to ‘Significantly’ Increase Grant Spending
The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) has announced that it will increase its grant spending by more than £3 million a year for the next 10 years.
Trustees decided as part of its Decennial Review of the Trust to increase grant spending from £7 million per year to over £10 million per year for the next 10 years.
They also plan to increase the number of grants the Trust gives to organisations outside of London to achieve a greater geographical diversity of funding across the UK as well as make a number of larger, longer or core grants to charities where suitable.
Further details for applicants and existing grant recipients will be released later in 2019 with all changes expected to be completely carried out by the end of 2020.
Nick Perks, Trust Secretary at the JRCT, said in the Trust’s April newsletter:
“We’re pleased to be able to increase our grant funding, which reaffirms our commitment to engage in philanthropy which supports people who address the root causes of conflict and injustice.
“JRCT supports organisations and individuals who are working creatively and courageously to produce positive social change through their charitable work.
“We have decided to make more grants across the UK in recognition of the importance of devolved nations and regions and that systemic change requires many voices and experiences.”
JRCT is currently accepting applications across the UK to the following:
- Peace and Security Programme – deadline of 19 August 2019 (9am)
- Northern Ireland Programme – deadline of 19 August 2019 (9am)
- Power and Accountability Programme – deadline of 2 September 2019 (9am).
- Rights and Justice Programme – deadline of 2 September 2019 (9am).
- Sustainable Future Programme – deadline of 2 September 2019 (9am).