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Evaluation of Joseph Rowntree’s nuclear disarmament funding

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The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) seeks to engage a consultant to
undertake the evaluation of its funding for nuclear disarmament work.

We see the evaluation as a learning process that will allow us to reflect in depth on
our contribution to this field in recent years, and inform our thinking about future
funding in light of the changing context. We hope the process may also offer insights
for grantee organisations and for JRCT’s grant-making processes more generally.

JRCT is a grant-making charitable trust based in York. It is an independent,
progressive Quaker organisation, committed to funding radical change towards a
better world. The Trust is committed to working to address the root causes of conflict
and injustice, and makes grants to those who can show how their projects contribute
to this.

The Trust’s current Peace and Security programme is concerned with promoting an
approach to defence and security that is based on participatory governance, human
rights, nonviolence, diplomacy and mediation and environmental sustainability. It
funds work that challenges militarism, scrutinises counter-terrorism policy through
the lenses of human rights and peacebuilding, and builds support for alternative

This programme is the latest iteration of a long-standing commitment to funding
work to promote peace, and JRCT has been a supporter of the UK peace movement
for decades. Throughout this time, it has allocated a considerable proportion of its
funding to nuclear disarmament work, and has most recently had a strong focus on
this issue in the run-up to the forthcoming Main Gate decision on the replacement of
the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons system.

More information:

Deadline for proposals: 25 September


Author: Michael Daw

When working for Manchester Met University, I'm responsible for facilitating strategic relationships with businesses and other external organisations. When doing Transition New Mills, I'm on the Steering Committee and facilitating the Energy Action Group.

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