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 NameProjectAmount GrantedAward Year
WoodbrookeSupport towards the running costs of the college as well as restricted funding for a feasibility study to aid planning for the college's future.£25,0002019
Central England Quakers: Christmas Parcels AppealSupport to provide food parcels just before Christmas to the families of prisoners, asylum seekers, refugees, and other vulnerable people.£1,0002019
Glenthorne (Welcome Project)Support for the 'Welcome Project' for asulym seekers, refugees and destitute people. £5,0002019

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