International Peacemakers’ Fund

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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 runs an International Peacemakers’ Fund (IPF) to provide 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

We provide small grants (circa £3000 – £4000) and usually support no more than 2 projects each year. 

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

We prioritise organisations where our small support makes a clear difference in nations and situations that are often not covered by either major fundraising appeals or large charities.

The next funding round will open for applications on 15th October 2020 and applications will close on 15th December 2020. We will decide in January 2021 about which projects to fund.

Note: We will only fund projects that run from April 2021 

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.