Quaker Work & Witness

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

Unlike our other categories, we support Quaker causes with small grants, as well as much larger ones. This is due to our long association and shared values with particular Quaker causes.

We welcome applications from all Quaker causes, so long as they hold charitable status in the UK. We will consider appeals for the refurbishment of meeting houses, so long as there is a clearly defined local benefit for the work. In this instance, please bear in mind that we are most interested in supporting people and current needs, rather than buildings and history.

Some examples of our recent giving in this category are below:

Charity NameYear of AwardAmount GrantedProject
Britain Yearly Meeting2018£50,000General support
Hereford Quaker Meeting 2013£2,000Support for work helping asylum seekers and raising awareness of their plight
Oswestry Quaker Meeting2017£2,000Meeting house refurbishment

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