Month: January 2016

PPCF provides grants to UK organisations that promote non-violence and environmental sustainability

The Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation (PPCF) is currently accepting applications from UK organisations to fund projects that promote peace and sustainable security and environmental sustainability.

The Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation is a grant giving trust with Quaker family roots in the United Kingdom with an aim to contribute to the development of a just society based on a commitment to nonviolence and environmental sustainability.  In order to do this, it supports projects that seek to influence values and attitudes, promote equity and social justice, and develop radical alternatives to current economic and social structures. PPCF supports work in following areas:

  • Peace and Sustainable Security: Development of ways of resolving violent conflicts peacefully, and of addressing their underlying causes.
  • Environmental Sustainability: Work that addresses the pressures and conditions that risk global environmental breakdown.

Size of grant

Most grants are between £5,000 and £15,000 per year, for up to three years. PPCF usually support organisations for whom this would represent between 5% and 50% of their annual income (organisations with an annual income of between £10,000 and £300,000 approximately).

Eligibility Criteria

PPCF support the work of UK registered charitable NGOs.

PPCF also support organisations or projects that are not UK registered charities if they can indicate a UK registered charity that is able to receive funds on their behalf.

PPCF fund organisations in UK that are working to influence policy, attitudes and values at a national or international level. These may be single issue groups working to achieve a particular change, or organisations with a broader remit.

PPCF give particular consideration to small pioneering headquarters organisations.

PPCF support practical projects when they are clearly of a pioneering nature, with potential for influencing UK national policy.


The Trustees usually meet twice a year in spring and in autumn.  Their next deadline for applications is midnight on 15th February 2016.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply online.

For more information, please visit The Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation.

EU Action Grants combating racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance

The European Union is currently inviting Action Grants supporting transnational projects to prevent and combat racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance. This call for proposals for action grants is based on the 2015 annual work programme of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (REC Programme).

The indicative available budget under this call for proposals is EUR 5.400.000.

Funding priorities

The proposals under this call will focus on the priorities described below:

  • Best practices to prevent and combat racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance (BEST)
  • Training and capacity building for strengthening criminal responses to hate crime and hate speech (TRAI)
  • Empowering and supporting victims of hate crime and hate speech (VICT)

Eligibility of applicants

To be eligible, applications must fulfil all of the following criteria.

  • Applicants and partners must be legally constituted public or private organisations, or international organisations. Bodies set up by the European Union falling under Article 208 of the Financial Regulations (EU bodies and institutions) are not eligible for funding and cannot submit applications. They can be associated to an application, but their costs will not be co-financed. Only legally constituted organisations can participate. Natural persons (private individuals) are not allowed to submit applications.
  • The applicant must be a public entity or a non-profit organisation:
    • a legal entity that is by its legal form non-profit-making; or
    • has a legal statutory obligation not to distribute profits to its shareholders or individual members. The provision that profits will not be distributed must be clearly stipulated either in the law or in the statutes of the organisation; decisions on (not) distributing profits made by its managing board, associates, stakeholders, members or representatives are not sufficient proof of the non-profit nature.
  • Eligible country: All EU Member states including Iceland and Liechtenstein.

Eligibility of the application

  • The project must be transnational and must be submitted by a partnership of eligible organisations. For the purpose of this call, the proposal must be submitted by organisations (applicant and partner(s)) from at least five different eligible countries;
  • The EU grant requested cannot be lower than EUR 300 000. There is no upper limit.
  • Projects must not have started prior to the date of submission of the grant application.


The deadline for submitting proposals via the PRIAMOS system is 18 February 2016, 12:00 (noon) Central European Time.

How to apply

Applicants must submit applications via PRIAMOS online system. The applicant will be able to download the specific Grant Application Form mandatory for this call once it has registered in PRIAMOS.

For more information, please visit EU Action Grants.