Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Ltd

Protesters outside the Houses of Parliament.

What do we do?

We fund political campaigns in the UK to promote democratic reform, civil liberties and social justice.

Apply for a grant, learn more about us, view the grants we have awarded, or read more about our recent publications.

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

Temporary Freelance Grants Advice

JRRT is looking for a part-time Grants Adviser (2-3 days per week) to start as soon as possible and finish probably at the end of the year. The role is based/will involve some time in the York office but it may be necessary to spend some time in London or elsewhere on Trust business.

See here for an idea of the tasks involved.

If you are interested, please email your CV with contact details of 2 referees and highlight relevant experience, your availability and rates.


*Online Application Process*

Please email your initial application outline to us before Noon on Monday, 30th October 2017 if you wish to submit an application over £7,500 for the Wednesday, 8th November 2017 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.

The JRSST Charitable Trust

(Charity Registration No. 247498)

was endowed by The Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Limited and only gives charitable grants in areas closely related to the work of the main Trust.  All Directors of The Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Ltd are also trustees of The JRSST Charitable Trust.  Grants made are listed on the grants awarded page. Please note that we do not accept unsolicited applications to The JRSST Charitable Trust.

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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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