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Jan de Voogd Peace Fund

Jan de Voogd, a Quaker peace activist, died in 2021, leaving his estate to be spent on projects which foster peace and social justice. His bequest is administered by the NSW Regional Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). If you have questions about the fund or hope to apply for support please contact the Jan De Voogd Peace Fund Committee on devoogdpeace@gmail.com.

Due to the large number of grant applications received, the next funding round, closing on 30 September, has been cancelled.

If there is another funding round, possible changes to funding criteria will be provided in the week of 3 October 2022. Please check this webpage after 3 October.

What Does the Jan de Voogd Peace Fund Support?

We are inviting funding applications for projects which reflect the Quaker testimonies of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality and Sustainability.  The Jan de Voogd Peace Fund Committee looks forward to working with Peace and Social Justice advocates to further Jan’s wishes for a peaceful and equitable world.

Applicants need to be a not-for-profit, incorporated organisation or be an individual who conducts the project under the auspice of such an organisation. The organisation needs to have a base in Australia. We will consider projects costing up to $200,000.  Closing dates for 2022 applications are 31st March, 30th June, 30th September and 30th November.

For more information about the Fund, click here: About the Jan de Voogd Peace Fund v1.1.pdf.

How Do I Apply to the Fund?  Click to download: How to Apply v1.3.pdf

If you have difficulty completing this application, please contact us at devoogdpeace@gmail.com

What happens after you apply?

The Jan de Voogd Peace Fund Committee will consider your application based on

  • How well your project fits within the principles/requirements of the fund
  • The range of applications received.

Recommendations for funding will then be made to NSW Regional Meeting (Quakers), where applications will be discerned in the manner of Friends. Final recommendations for funding will be made to the Jan de Voogd Trustees/Executors before transfer of money is made.

Please note that at any stage of this process, you may be asked to provide clarification or more information on your project.

Please submit your application, preferably by email, to devoogdpeace@gmail.com, or by post to Jan de Voogd Peace Fund Committee, c/- 119 Devonshire St. Surry Hills NSW 2010.