Edith M Ellis was a passionate Quaker and worked tirelessly for international peace and reconciliation. The Edith M Ellis Charitable Trust was established by her for general charitable purposes. The Trust aims to give small grants to a broad range of Quaker and other UK registered charities, or non-governmental organisations.
Grants tend to be either: one-off; time limited in support; or, are given in the form of seed money for start-up projects. Usually small grants of up to £3,000 (in exceptional circumstances larger grants may be given) or interest free loans of up to £5,000 repayable over 5 years. Grants are usually made in the following categories:
- Quaker work and witness
- international peace and conflict resolution
- interfaith and ecumenical understanding
- community development work in the UK and overseas
- work with asylum seekers and refugees, including internally displaced people.
Grants are available to:
- UK registered charities, NGOs, public bodies and social enterprises. In normal circumstances with a turnover of less than approximately £350,000
- Those who can demonstrate other sources of funding for their project
- Innovative charities/projects not normally able to attract other funding
Applications should be received by the end of December and end of June, in order to be considered at one of the trustee meetings. It is sensible to get applications in well ahead of these dates. Late applicants will be considered in the next funding round. Successful applicants will be informed as soon as possible of the trustees’ decisions. If you have not heard within one calendar month of the relevant closing date you should assume you have been unsuccessful.
For more information and how to apply please click here.
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