We support projects that help provide homes for individuals who are at points of transition in their lives and comply with our principles.

We give priority to projects that help provide homes for individuals who are at points of transition in their lives – for example:

  • older people facing increasing frailty; those whose physical or mental health requires extra support to live independently
  • refugees, asylum seekers and unaccompanied young people escaping war or persecution; survivors of human trafficking
  • those moving from custodial accommodation back into the community; people who have successfully completed a residential rehabilitation programme.
  • people moving away from homelessness or temporary accommodation; survivors of domestic abuse

We do not give money:

  • For housing which is to be sold to the occupants or other private owners.
  • For housing which is to be rented out for profit or used as an investment property.
  • For development, operational or running costs such as salaries, utility bills, legal fees or rent
  • For work which should properly be part of a planned maintenance programme.
  • For providing services such as advice, support, training or placement services, beyond our good practice grants.
  • As recurring grants

Lottery funding

As a Quaker organisation we bear testimony against lotteries and other activities where the aim is to receive material gain without equivalent exchange. As a result there may be cases where the amount of lottery grant money (or funds from other sources) reaches a point where a contribution from us is no longer appropriate.