Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust – Rights and Justice funding, next deadline 31 August 2021

Article date
12 April 2021
Primary interest
Voluntary sector
The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust is committed to the creation of a world that guarantees equal treatment for all people

They believe that human rights play a vital role in protecting the most vulnerable and in turn benefit the whole of society. They feel there is a need to grow public support and empathy for the rights of racial and religious minorities, to hold governments to account and to strengthen the hand of those advocating with and for these communities.

The Trust is interested in supporting long-term work to achieve these changes, both incremental reform to effect policy and legislative change, and more transformational approaches to change the public debate.

At this time of crisis, The Trust is also keen to support work that responds to the dual harms of the Covid-19 pandemic and systemic racism. Their funding policy below has been amended to reflect this.

Who can apply?

UK based registered, excepted or exempt charities.

What are the funding priorities?
  • Protection and promotion of human rights and their enforcement in the UK
  • Promoting rights and justice for minorities who face the most severe forms of racism
  • Promotion of rights and justice for refugees and other migrants by identifying and tackling structures and systems that may deny them their rights
  • Responding to the dual harms of Covid-19 and systemic racism

Further details and examples of  funding priorities can be seen on the weblink below.

What can the grant be used for?

Core costs, but note that The Trust will not fund cost of service provision, including providing care, support or training services, such as for elderly people, children and young people, people with learning difficulties, people with physical disabilities,  mental health service users, refugees or asylum seekers.

Is there a deadline?

The registration deadline is 13 August with an application deadline of 31 August 2021.

Further information and how to apply

Go to the JCF website.