The Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation (PPCF) is a grant giving trust with Quaker family roots in the United Kingdom. We aim to contribute to the development of a just society based on a commitment to nonviolence and environmental sustainability. Our priority is to address systemic threats by seeking to change policy and attitudes at a national or European level. In order to do this, in the limited areas described below we support projects that seek to influence values and attitudes, promote equity and social justice, and develop radical alternatives to current economic and social structures.
What We Fund
Peace and Sustainable Security
We support the development of ways of resolving violent conflicts peacefully, and of addressing their underlying causes.
We support work that addresses the pressures and conditions that risk global environmental breakdown.
Our resources are limited and we receive a huge number of applications. In order to make informed grant decisions we have to focus our grant-giving in a number of ways. For this reason we 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. We give particular consideration to small pioneering headquarters organisations.
We only support practical projects when they are clearly of a pioneering nature, with potential for influencing UK national policy.
UK registered charities
We are a UK based grant giving charity. We support the work of UK registered charitable NGOs.
We 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.
Size of grants and supported organisations
We usually give grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 per year, for up to three years. We usually support organisations for whom this would represent between 3% and 50% of their annual income (organisations with an annual income of between £10,000 and £500,000 approximately).
The Trustees usually meet twice a year in the Spring and in the Autumn. Deadlines for applications are posted here for the forthcoming year.
Our next deadline for applications is midnight on 9th February 2018. A number of shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview by a panel of trustees. These interviews will take place in London on 22nd and 23rd March 2018. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their applications by close of business on 1st May 2018.