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:
- A project supplying free toolkits to young people in Kenya who have successfully completed employment-related training, enabling them to set up in their chosen career (PDF)
- A project providing vocational training for young people in Northern Ghana (PDF)
Last year we funded:
How to apply
Applications for 2018-2019 are now open and will close on 28 February 2018.
Download the grant applications instructions, form and guidance. Please ensure you submit your completed form by the deadline.
- Simmons Grants description 2018 (PDF)
- Simmons Grants Application Guidance 2018 (PDF)
- Simmons Grants application form 2018 (PDF)
If you have any questions about the application process please contact the Grants Programme Officer.