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AJR Grants

Following a strategic review of its grant making programme, the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) is pleased to invite applications from charities and educational institutions requiring financial support for Holocaust remembrance and educational projects. 

The AJR is the UK’s largest dedicated funder of such programmes. The recently completed strategic review has helped the organisation to examine how it can leverage this role to make the most meaningful impact on the future of Holocaust remembrance.

The AJR will now offer two types of grants. Catalyst Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support those initiatives in their very early stages and those with a limited target audience and Project Support Grants, which are available for exceptional projects requiring more than £10,000. Project Support Grants are for larger-scale projects whose rationale is demonstrated by evidence and research, and which have the potential for a significant multiplier effect. 

Michael Newman, the Chief Executive of The Association of Jewish Refugees said, “Although the over-riding priority of the AJR is to continue to provide social, welfare and care services to Holocaust refugees and survivors, we also aim to foster innovation in Holocaust education and remembrance because we, on behalf of our members, are committed to preserving the memory of those who perished and ensuring that history does not become distorted.”

The AJR is particularly interested in promoting self-sustainability, and will typically look for opportunities to offer match-funding to organisations. In keeping with common practice throughout the grant making sector, it will also look to invest in programmes with a measurable impact. 

Newman added: “With a renewed emphasis on evaluation, we hope to improve both the AJR’s and our grantees’ own understanding of effective practice, and we hope it will also make a contribution to the important work being done by colleagues across the field.”

Application deadlines in the coming year will fall on the following dates: 13th September 2017; 13th December 2017; 14th March 2018 and 13th June 2018.

For application guidelines and FAQs, please click here.

To download an application for a Project Support Grant, please click here; or to download an application for a Catalyst Grant, please click here.

For more information about how to apply for a grant, please contact Alex Maws, Educational Grants Advisor, at