Funding

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation funds and works in partnership with other organisations to unlock the UK from poverty.

Our work is designed around our outcomes, these are the changes we want to see in our communities and across the UK:

  • More people want to solve poverty, understand it and take action.
  • More people find a route out of poverty through work.
  • More people find a route out of poverty through a better system of social security.
  • More people live in a decent, affordable home.

We work to a social change model where we use our resources to fund strategic activity as part of outcome plans designed with JRF. These are long-term plans aimed at tackling the root causes of UK poverty.

We are not a traditional grant-funder so we do not generally respond to speculative proposals, however if you would like a conversation about working with us on one or more of our outcome areas please contact: [email protected]

2019 funded projects

2019 funded projects

Funded projects
Organisation  Project Name Outcome Area

270 Strategies

270 Strategies - Visit to the UK (Solve Poverty)

Solve Poverty 

Beehive Films Ltd

Forced Adoption project (Solve Poverty)

Solve Poverty 

Bright Blue

Attitudes to Scottish Social Security

Social Security 

Centre For Policy Studies

Rebalancing Britain

Work 

ComRes

What do people want from Brexit?

Solutions Cross Outcomes 

Fabian Society

Poverty and social security - the left's agenda for the 2020's

Social Security

Faith in Community Scotland

Poverty Truth Community

Solve Poverty 

Frameworks Institute

Frameworks Support March 2019 - August 2019

Solve Poverty 

Hanbury Strategy

Connecting with Low Income Voters

Solve Poverty 

Heriot-Watt University

Destitution in the UK, 2020

Solve Poverty 

Institute of Economic Development

Social value best practices within construction

Work 

Involve

Co-designing solutions to in-work poverty

Work 

IPPR Scotland

An Effective Income Supplement: progress towards Scotland’s 2030 child poverty targets

Social Security 

Jillian Edelstein Photography

Portrait of Britain - Exhibition

Solve Poverty 

Legatum Institute

Social Metrics Commission - Campaign and Funding Strategy 2019/20

Solve Poverty 

London Unemployed Strategies CIC

London Unemployed Strategies expansion

Social Security

University of Kent

Voting behaviours of those on low incomes

Solve Poverty 

National Centre for Social Research

British Social Attitudes income and inequality modules 2019

Solve Poverty 

ODI Leeds

Tracking local growth funding in the UK

Work 

Royal Holloway University

Voting behaviours of those on low incomes

Solve Poverty 

On Road Media

Talking About Poverty/Poverty in the Media (Solve Poverty)

Solve Poverty 

Penny Haslam Ltd

Penny Haslam Consultancy Contract Jan - Jun 2019 (Solve Poverty)

Solve Poverty

Policy in Practice Ltd

Modelling the effects of the five week wait on household financial resilience: Current impacts and alternative policy solutions

Social Security 

Prospect Magazine

Rebalancing the UK

Work 

The Guardian

Guardian & JRF Pitch at Sheffield Doc Fest 2019 

Solve Poverty

The Poverty Alliance

Challenge Poverty Week 2019

Solve Poverty 

The University of York

Participatory research into the introduction of Universal Credit in Northern Ireland

Solutions Cross Outcomes

Trades Union Congress

Unlocking Britain's potential

Corporate - Ideas and Innovation Fund

Volunteer Training Company

UK Poverty 2019 - Participatory element

Solve Poverty

Zoe Ferguson Ltd

Edinburgh Poverty Commission: independent support to the chair 2019-2020

Solve Poverty 

Further information York Committee
Other trusts

Funding from other Joseph Rowntree trusts

These two trusts are fully independent from Joseph Rowntree Foundation.