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Jan de Voogd Peace Fund

Applications are closed as funds are exhausted.

We are no longer accepting applications.  Current applications will exhaust available funds.

In the future we plan to honour Jan's legacy by making public information about the projects this Fund has supported.  This will be done in consultation and with the permission of all parties involved.

The following is for information only.

Procedures from 15th March 2023

(After careful consideration, the committee has discerned that the remaining uncommitted part of the Fund will be allocated using slightly different criteria – as follows.)

The Jan de Voogd Peace Fund is calling for applications for projects that will deliver clear peace and social justice benefits to communities in Australia and overseas.

Jan de Voogd, a Quaker Peace activist, died in 2021 leaving his estate to be spent on projects which foster peace and social justice. The bequest is administered by the NSW Regional Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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.

Projects could include work in reconciliation, disarmament, non-violent conflict resolution, improving race relations, or assisting refugees and asylum seekers. Projects may be aimed at making communities more self-sustaining, more equal, and healthier. Education in these fields, and bursaries for such studies are also eligible.

In his will and in previous communications with his executors, Jan stressed that his estate must be used for the benefit of communities, and not be spent on infrastructure such as buildings or vehicles. Funds may be used to cover administrative expenses, equipment, travel (including carbon offsets), publication costs and costs of monitoring.

We will consider projects between $10,000 and $60,000. To be eligible, applicants need to

  1. be a not-for-profit, incorporated organisation or be an individual who conducts the project under the auspice of such an organisation.
  2. have a base in Australia and hold public liability insurance cover to the value of $20 million.
  3. be able to enter a funding agreement and accept funds within 2 months of notification of successful application.  (Note: if you are an individual, the funding agreement needs to be signed by authorised personnel of auspicing incorporated body.)
  4. commence the project within 6 months of funding and complete the project by Dec 2025.

Please note:

  • previous applicants, whose applications missed the closing date and were not considered by the committee, will need to submit a new application.
  • new applications will be considered in the order they are received until funds are exhausted.


For more information about the Fund, click here: About the Jan de Voogd Peace Fund v1.2.pdf

How do I apply? Click to download: How to Apply v1.4.pdf

Closing dates for applications is 5pm Wednesday 26 April 2023

If you have questions about the fund, please contact the Jan De Voogd Peace Fund committee on

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, or by post to Jan de Voogd Peace Fund Committee, c/- 119 Devonshire St. Surry Hills NSW 2010.