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Guidance and documents for responding to calls for proposals

Calls for proposals

Capturing the insights of people living in poverty

We are developing a new project to give us an up-to-date picture of what is happening to people in poverty in the UK. We want to hear and understand, in a timely way, current and emerging issues for people and families on low incomes.

We are inviting proposals for a feasibility study exploring methods of capturing and evaluating these insights.

Download the proposal brief to read more and find out how to apply.

Proposal brief: Capturing the insights of people living in poverty: a feasibility study

The deadline for applications is 18 February 2022 at 23:59.

Other funding opportunities

If you are based in York you may be eligible for funding from the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust’s York Committee.

Apply for funding

Apply for funding by responding to a call for proposals.

You should submit a completed budget form and a proposal for your project.

Budget Form (137KB, Excel)

Budget Notes (105 KB, PDF)

The Budget Notes document contains guidance for completing a Budget Form. Guidance on writing a proposal will be published along with any calls for proposals.

Our conditions

If your funding application is accepted we will usually send you a Funding Award that contains our terms and conditions. You will need to agree to these to receive your funding.

You may want to read our Specimen Funding Award before applying to make sure you can agree to these funding conditions.

Specimen Funding Award (252 KB, PDF)

What we fund

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation funds strategic activity to understand and tackle the causes of poverty in the UK. For examples of projects JRF has funded visit Our funded work.

We do not generally support:

  • Unsolicited proposals
  • Educational bursaries or sponsorship for individual research or further education and training courses
  • Proposals that do not have the potential to make a difference to policy or practice in the UK
  • Projects outside the topics within our current priorities
  • Development projects that are not innovative
  • Development projects from which no general lessons can be drawn
  • General appeals, for example, from national charities
  • Core or revenue funding, including grants for buildings or equipment
  • Conferences, events, websites or publications unless they are linked with work that we are already supporting
  • Grants to replace withdrawn or expired statutory funding, or to make up deficits already incurred
  • Grants or sponsorship for individuals in need