The Quaker Housing Trust was formed in 1967 to provide a practical response to Quakers’ concern about providing adequate and appropriate homes to those in need.

Quaker Housing Trust is Yearly Meeting in Britain’s own housing charity that aims to use its resources where they can make a genuine and positive difference to redress the worsening inequality in housing options in Britain today. Our emphasis is on the provision of homes – not just housing. We are a practical expression of the Quaker concern about the needs of badly housed and otherwise homeless people in Britain.”

The charities that we support range from community trusts and housing associations to YMCAs, and a wide range of other concerned groups and organisations. The assessment of which projects we support is undertaken by our volunteer Council of Management of up to twelve people, each a practising Quaker, using the Quaker Business Method.

A Trustee in Touch is appointed for some projects applying for significant funding. Where the application is successful the Trustee keeps in contact throughout the development of the project.

Our grants and loans are entirely funded by donations and legacies, both from Quakers and from the wider community. Please help us to do more. We aim to focus our resources on housing projects and keep our administrative costs to the absolute minimum.