The Work of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

The Southall family’s links to the Religious Society of Friends (Quakerism) can be traced to the 1600s, around the time of the movement’s beginnings. Please visit our history page for further information.

We continue to support Quaker causes and we give at least one third of our grants to this category each year. Unlike our other categories, our average grant is higher than £3,000 within this category. In recent years we have given our largest grants to the following charities:

The Britain Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
The Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC)
Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre

We also give one-off grants of up to £2,000 towards the refurbishment of Friends Meeting houses and we have given the following one-off grants in recent years:

Charity NameYear of AwardAmount GrantedProject
Gatesbield Quaker Housing Association Ltd2013£10,000Housing for elderly and vulnerable adults
Experiment with Light Network2013£1,500International Light Gathering accommodation for 10 bursaries
The Kindlers2017£920Quaker residential event at Woodbrooke

To learn more about Quakers, please visit the Quakers in Britain website by clicking here.