The Edith M Ellis 1985 Charitable Trust

Environmental Health & Social Care Religion

Edith M Ellis was a passionate Quaker and worked tirelessly for international peace and reconciliation. Each year the trust gives a few seed grants of between £2000 and £10,000 to UK registered charities, NGOs, public bodies and social enterprises who have innovative ideas to bring about a more peaceful, sustainable and just world, embodying Quaker values through a fearless approach to social and structural innovations in policy and practice. In normal circumstances grants are limited to those organisations with an annual turnover of less than approximately £350,000 and those not normally able to attract other funding.

Grants may be given for the following areas of work:
• Quaker work and witness
• Peace-building and conflict resolution
• Interfaith and ecumenical understanding
• Climate change mitigation
• Work with forced migrants, including internally displaced people
• Sustainable development

Preference will be given to applications which fulfil more than one of the above criteria.

Submissions of no more than 1000 words are invited, together with supporting documentation.
• Summarize your idea for bringing about change
• Indicate who will benefit
• Outline the expected outcomes of your idea

Only applications that clearly demonstrate the change, the benefit, and the outcomes will be considered. All applications should be made through our website.

A short report suitable for our website is expected from all successful applicants.

In general we would not support:
• Core funding for organisations
• Individuals
• Infrastructure organisations
• General appeals
• Educational bursaries
• Humanitarian relief appeals
• Medical research
• Healthcare, disability and medical support services

Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. Trustees meet twice a year in February and August. To be considered at one of these meetings, applications should be made online only and be received by the end of December and the end of May.

For more information and how to apply please click here.

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