Our work

Find out about our plan for a poverty-free UK, our events, research opportunities and funding, and our organisation. 

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s vision is for a prosperous UK without poverty. Our mission is to inspire action and change to solve UK poverty. Over the next decade, we are working with others to build public and political will to solve UK poverty, on credible solutions, and on holding governments and others to account for their actions on poverty. 

JRF works to a social change model where we develop and deliver long-term plans aimed at tackling the root causes of UK poverty, in pursuit of the following outcomes:

  • 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.