How we work

How we work

JRCT is a responsive grant-making Quaker trust.


We work in a particular way, focusing on creating dialogue to support change towards a better world. A programme manager and grants officer(s) have responsibility for each grants programme and work closely with a committee made up of several trustees, together with co-opted members with expertise in the field, who are appointed by the Trust.

All applications and enquiries should be made direct to the Trust office, not to individual committee members or trustees.

Once an application for funds has been submitted, we may ask for further information, seek confidential external advice or arrange to meet with applicants on their home ground. If a meeting is arranged, all the people who visit will have read the application in advance and will use the meeting to find out more about the applicants, their work and the project for which they are applying for funds. These are all ways of learning more about the proposal, but they do not guarantee that a grant will be made.

All final grant awards are made by the full Trust board, guided by recommendations from the relevant committee.