Simmons Grants are available to overseas projects that enable rural young people to become self-sufficient or for other similar educational purposes.


A small number of grants in the region of £1,000 to £1,500 are made annually to projects that work to enable rural young people overseas to live self-sufficiently.

Requests for grants should come from the organisation managing the project, with evidence of active Quaker support. The organisation need not be Quaker-run, but projects supported should operate within appropriate principles including financial and environmental sustainability.


This year we have provided funding for:

In 2015 we funded:

  • A project providing IT equipment for a school in western Kenya.
  • A project teaching vocational skills for economic stability and self-reliance to recovering young addicts in Zanzibar to enable them to create small business ventures and a sustained income for themselves and their dependents.
  • A project making films featuring local inhabitants in rural Malawi providing education in simple, effective new farming and conservation techniques.

How to apply

Download the grant applications instructions, form and guidance. Please ensure you submit your completed form by the deadline.

Contact us

Ann Pfeiffer
Grants Programme Officer
020 7663 1053