Simmons Grants are available to overseas projects that enable rural young people to become self-sufficient or for other similar educational purposes.


A small number of grants in the region of £1,000 to £1,500 are made annually to projects that work to enable rural young people overseas to live self-sufficiently.

Requests for grants should come from the organisation managing the project, with evidence of active Quaker support. The organisation need not be Quaker-run, but projects supported should operate within appropriate principles including financial and environmental sustainability.


In 2020 we provided funding for:

In 2019 we funded:

How to apply

Applications for 2022-2023 are now open and will close on 31 July 2022.

Download the grant applications instructions, form and guidance. Please ensure you submit your completed form by the deadline.

If you have any questions about the application process please contact the Grants Programme Officer.

Contact us

Ann Pfeiffer
Grants Programme Officer
020 7663 1053