QUAKER HOUSING TRUST IS A CHANNEL THROUGH WHICH SOCIAL HOUSING PROJECTS CAN GET ADVICE, SUPPORT, LOANS OR GRANTS THAT WOULD BE DIFFICULT TO FIND ELSEWHERE. AND THE CHANNEL THROUGH WHICH FRIENDS CAN EXPRESS PRACTICAL SOCIAL WITNESS THROUGH HOUSING. BUT MOST OF ALL WE EXIST TO SUPPORT THE CREATION OF HOMES FOR PEOPLE OF ANY AGE, WHEN THEY ARE VULNERABLE AT POINTS OF TRANSITION IN THEIR LIVES. WITHOUT A HOME IT IS DIFFICULT TO REALISE THAT OF GOD WITHIN ONESELF.
We give grants and interest-free loans as one-off funding for capital cost items of expenditure across a wide range of practical elements. These include:
- Buying, building, converting, renovating or refurbishing property.
- Expanding an existing housing project.
- Making a housing project ‘greener’.
- And smaller practical things which turn a house into a home.
We offer grants relating to four specific areas relating to good practice and development: see ‘Good Practice’ page.
We provide access to interest-bearing loans from the Quaker Social Housing Account, run by Triodos Bank, for the same range of work.