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Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - COVID-19 Organisational Support Fund for JRCT Grantees

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Fund Information

Funding body:

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

Maximum value:

£ 1,000

Application deadline:

None specified


The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust is a Quaker trust which supports people who address the root causes of conflict and injustice. This support is provided, primarily, through funding applied for by applicants.

Objectives of Fund

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) has set up a new fund to support groups who are currently receiving a grant from them.

The funding is intended to assist with the costs associated with transitions to remote and online working, including costs of computer equipment, digital infrastructure, development of online content, or services for staff and volunteer wellbeing.

Value Notes

Grants of up to £1,000 are available.

Who Can Apply

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • They must be a current JRCT grantee, with a grant for which the final payment is no earlier than July 2020.

  • They must have an annual organisational income of no more than £500,000, or free reserves of no more than £100,000 in their most recent financial year.

  • Any monies spent from this fund must be in line with the charitable purposes for which their grant has been offered.



Eligible Expenditure

The funding can be used for:

  • Purchase of computer and/or related office equipment required to meet the challenges of remote-working.

  • Purchase of IT equipment and digital services intended to facilitate remote or online working, such as online subscriptions.

  • Costs of developing online content related to the purpose for which your JRCT grant was awarded.

  • Digital infrastructure costs for peer support networks.

  • Costs of counselling services to support staff or volunteers in managing the challenges of the new environment.

  • Other unexpected costs associated with maintaining organisational activity being supported by JRCT funding.

The funds could be used for upcoming purchases or costs, or for the reimbursement of purchases or costs arising since February 2020 associated with the challenges of coronavirus.

How To Apply

To apply for funds, grantees should get in touch with their designated JRCT contact person, and request an application form.

Decisions will be made within approximately one week of receipt of applications.

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Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

  1. Enquiries
    Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
    The Garden House
    Water End
    YO30 6WQ
    Tel: 01904 627810
    Email: [email protected]

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