Quaker Peace & Social Witness (QPSW) awards grants to innovative Quaker or Quaker-supported projects focused on building sustainability and the new economy.

We enable projects that help to create low-carbon, sustainable communities and a different type of economic system – an economic system in which Quaker testimony can flourish.

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    You can apply for between £100 and £2,000 to support a project focused on these issues. In total we have £5,000 to distribute.

    2018 grants

    Applications for grants to be used in 2018 are now open. Please apply using the application form and guidance notes below.

    The deadline for applications will be 3 October 2017 for projects that run in 2018.

    If you're thinking of applying, we recommend that you get in touch to discuss your project. We can answer any questions you have and provide support to help develop ideas into project plans. Please contact Maya Williams at mayaw@quaker.org.uk or on 020 7663 1056.

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    Projects we have supported

    This year, we are funding:

    • The development of an interfaith summer school programme for young people to work together on environmental initiatives. This is being run by Footsteps, faiths for a low carbon future (offsite link).
    • The training and running of the Footpaths to a Greener Life course across Gloucestershire Area Meeting, to explore community carbon reduction.
    • Workshop opportunities for Friends to look at how different business models can support Quaker testimonies.
    • To fund a variety of community engagement activities for the local community-owned energy initiative – Community-owned Energy Gargrave and Malhamdale (offsite link).

    In 2016, we funded:

    • A performance of Three Acres and a Cow in Bristol, a show about the history of land rights and protest in the UK told through folk song, storytelling and poetry.
    • The running of three Footpaths to a Greener Life courses, which explore community carbon-reduction.

    In 2015 we funded:

    • An urban harvest project at Northfield Ecocentre.

    Contact us

    Maya Williams
    Economics, Sustainability & Peace Network Coordinator
    mayaw@quaker.org.uk
    020 7663 1056
    Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ