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Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation

Grants for pilot and demonstration activities in water resources

Principal Office: International

The Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation (PPCF) awards grants for projects in Peace and Security, and Environmental Sustainability.

In these two areas, the PPCF funds organizations that are working to influence policy, attitudes, and values at national or international levels.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

Environmental Sustainability. The Foundation’s grant making in Environmental Sustainability addresses the pressures and conditions that risk global environmental breakdown.

Past projects in PPCF have included topics in sustainable agriculture; energy conservation and sustainable transport; environmental degradation in relation to human health; green economics; corporate social responsibility; and simpler living and reduced consumption.

Grant recipients are charitable NGOs registered in the UK. PPCF prefers to fund organizations whose annual budgets are between £10 thousand and £500 thousand.

The Foundation also supports non-UK organizations if they collaborate with UK-registered charities to receive funds on their behalf, and if their work has an international focus relevant for PPCF.

Most grants are between £5 thousand and £20 thousand per year for up to three years.

About programs

APPLICATION: PPCF posts grant guidelines, eligibility criteria, and an application form.

An application requests information about the organization; the reason for the grant (aims and objectives); the requested amount of funding; and the organization’s staffing and governance.

The Foundation’s Trustees meet twice a year, and the Foundation’s website posts calendar deadlines for submission of grant applications.

About how to apply

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries


PPCF has a long-standing relationship with the Religious Society of Friends in the UK, and it supports Quaker groups which share the interests of the Foundation.

The Foundation identifies its recently awarded grants.

The Foundation provides phone, Skype and email contact information on their website.

September 2021