International Peacemakers’ Fund

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IPF project in Bangladesh

IPF project in Bangladesh

Applications for 2020 are now open.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for truth’s sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. (Matthew 5 v9-10)

When nonviolent peacemaking is given a real chance, it relieves suffering, invites atonement and forgiveness, and makes communities safer. In short, it transforms the world.

For close to 15 years, FoR has run an International Peacemakers’ Fund (IPF). It provides financial support to grassroots initiatives that work towards peace and reconciliation in war torn communities around the globe.

Projects are carefully selected to ensure all use nonviolent methods to address causes of conflict, promote dialogue and build reconciliation. Click here to find out more about the projects we have supported in the past.

Applying to the fund

Please read carefully the Guidance Notes below to check you are eligible. If so, complete an application form and send it to office@for.org.uk. The deadline for applications is 31 December 2019. Decisions about which projects to fund will be made in February or March, and we will notify you by 31st March. The criteria we use to draw up a shortlist are:

  • Projects that strengthen capacity (training of trainers, support for development workers, etc.)
  • Projects that include support for core costs
  • Projects with clear and achievable goals and monitoring practices
  • Projects from faith communities pursuing nonviolence
  • IFOR Branches or Group Affiliates

The projects themselves can start as soon as possible after March 31st. For 2020 we are able to support projects to a maximum of £4,000 and a minimum of £2,000. It is likely that we are able to support 2 projects in 2020.

IPF Application Guidance Notes 2020

IPF Application Form for 2020 projects

Donating to the fund

Ready to make a difference?  If you believe that peace is possible through the work of committed peacemakers, please make a donation – all are gratefully received, no matter how big or small, and all contributions from individuals go directly to the selected projects.

Sending a cheque? Please make it out to “Fellowship of Reconciliation” and include a note saying it is for IPF. Please use IPF as your Special Instruction on bank transfers.

If you have any questions, please contact the office.

Thank you.