Peace and Security Programme for United Kingdom
Deadline: 19 August 2019
The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust is seeking applications for its Peaceand Security Programme to support a transition towards:
- the use of ‘soft’, rather than ‘hard’ power as a first line of response to conflict within our society and around the world
- the de-legitimisation of violence as a tool for responding to conflict, securing interests or projecting power
- a culture of human rights and non-violent problem-solving, promoted at all levels of society.
JRCT wishes to prioritise support for charitable work on the following issues:
- Challenging militarism: They are interested in funding work which:
- highlights and holds the UK government to account for the human, economic, environmental and security costs of militarised responses to conflict
- scrutinises and challenges the use of new technology for warfare
- exposes and challenges the economic drivers of war, especially the arms trade
- highlights and challenges the culture and values of militarism in the UK
- promotes conscientious objection to military service as a globally recognised and applied human right.
- Scrutiny of counter-terrorism measures in the context of human rights and peacebuilding: They are interested in funding work which:
- promotes greater transparency and accountability in relation to government counter-terrorism policy
- challenges state abuses of power in relation to counter-terrorism
- advocates policy responses to the use of terror tactics which address their underlying causes
- challenges the use of counter-terrorism policies which foment conflict or undermine opportunities to build peace.
- Building support for alternative approaches to defence and security: They are interested in funding work which:
- articulates and builds support for models of defence and security which address the root causes of conflict and injustice, and which are based on non-violence, dialogue and mediation, human rights and environmental sustainability
- addresses the risks of nuclear weapons and articulates options for non-nuclear security
- offers ideas and action on the re-shaping of violent masculinities which underpin the military system
- promotes the understanding and effective practice of non-violence in social change.
- JRCT is interested in funding work which:
- is about removing problems through radical solutions, and not simply about making problems easier to live with
- has clear sense of objectives, and how to achieve them
- is innovative and imaginative
- and where the grant has a good chance of making a difference
- Within its areas of interest, the trust makes grants to a range of range of organisations and to individuals.
- If applicants are based outside the UK and they are registered as a charitable organisation in their local jurisdiction, they may apply for general support if all of their work fits within their published programmes, and the following criteria are also met:
- applicant’s organisation is governed by an upaid board
- applicant’s organisation is not for profit
- applicant’s organisation’s formal purposes fall within the list of charitable purposes recognised within English law.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via given website and also submit the required documents:
- Narrative proposal
- Governing document (non-charities only)
- Closing report (existing grantees only)
Eligible Country: United Kingdom
For more information, please visit https://www.jrct.org.uk/peace-and-security