Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Ltd

Protesters outside the Houses of Parliament.

What do we do?

Our work supports overtly political causes that confront corrosive powers in our democracy and seek changes that rebalance power for the well-being of our society.

You can find out more about our grantees and the sort of work we have funded by looking at our publication Speaking Truth to Power (pdf 2.15MB) and the grants we have awarded sections of our website.

We do not make grants for projects that could be funded from charitable sources.

*Online Application Process*

JRRT Ltd focuses its funding on projects aimed at bringing about political and democratic reform.

Please email your initial application outline to us before 10am on Monday 13 May 2019 if you wish to submit an application over £7,500 for the Monday 20 May 2019 closing date.

Before you apply for a grant, please ensure you have read the information on the application process and the guidelines on how to write a full application.

Please see our Privacy Policy (PDF 72kb) and Subject Access Request Form (PDF 59kb).


The JRSST Charitable Trust (JRSST-CT)

(Charity Registration No. 247498)

JRSST-CT was endowed by The Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Limited and only gives charitable grants in areas closely related to the work of JRRT. 

Please note that we do not accept unsolicited applications to JRSST-CT

Recruitment of trustees for the JRSST-CT

JRSST-CT is recruiting three new trustees to join the Board.

The deadline for applications is midday, Wednesday 12 June 2019.

Click here for more information and how to apply

Or download our Candidate Pack.


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Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Ltd.
The Garden House, Water End, York, YO30 6WQ
Tel: 01904 625744 | Fax: 01904 651502 | E-mail:

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