We value educational programming which incorporates serious and engaging Jewish content.
We appreciate the central role of educators who use innovative Jewish materials, draw on Jewish vocabulary and experiential methods to engage diverse groups in their community.
We recognise paid professional educators and community volunteers, who take on an educational role, would both benefit from further training to enhance their Jewish skills and knowledge.
Therefore, we welcome applications focussing on creating and implementing comprehensive professional development training programmes for educators. We will prioritise applications that cover several European countries or larger communities with a significant cohort of community professionals and volunteers who can benefit from the programme.
If you are interested in submitting an application you must contact Daniela Greiber in the first instance to discuss your proposal. We will only consider projects that align with the priorities of this grant category.
If invited to complete an application for the Spring 2024 grant round, the deadline for submission is Thursday 18 April 2024.
You can download the following documents to help you complete your application:
Application Guidance (PDF) – also found below
Budget Form (required) – upload with your application
Technical Guidance – help to create an online account, start and submit your application
We give Jewish communal organisations the opportunity to enhance the Jewish education and professional expertise of its personnel by devising and implementing high quality professional development training programmes for their staff and volunteers. The programme will have a strong Jewish learning component at its core. The aim of the programme is to enhance the breadth and depth of educational programming within the community, incorporating quality Jewish content, Jewish materials, and vocabulary in their activities.
Proposed projects can be a new initiative or an upgrade of an existing programme. If you are looking to improve an existing programme, the budget and narrative should reflect how the funds requested will be allocated to new activities aimed at strengthening the Jewish knowledge and delivery skills of the participants.
Proposed projects should target professionals and volunteers in Jewish community and informal educational settings.
Your proposed project should focus on learning and training and can also include optional plans for activities.
Requests for funding should range from a minimum of £15,000 per year to a maximum of £40,000 per year for up to 3 years (maximum total of £120,000).
We will fund up to 70% of the project budget and at least 30% of the cost of the project will need to come from other funding sources. We favour proposals that include co-funding from other organisations as well as clear evidence of financial commitments from your own institution (eg. institutional reserves, money raised from ticket sales etc.) Of this 30%, up to half can be attributed to in-kind contributions or allocated costs (see below).
Applications requesting more than 70% of the total project budget will be rejected.
In-kind contributions and allocated costs can make up a maximum of 15% of the total cost of your project. Please ensure you identify these on your Project Budget Form under Project Income and use the Budget Explanation section to provide further details eg. breakdown of salaries, volunteer time etc.
In-kind contributions include any materials, goods, services or facilities that you would otherwise have to pay for but that are being provided free of charge or at a reduced rate. This may include:
Allocated costs include expenditure which must be paid for at some point by your organisation and do not qualify as in-kind contributions. This may include:
We support applications for project-related costs so please ensure your project budget fits our criteria.
We support a wide variety of projects at different stages of development, including stand-alone initiatives and new aspects of an existing project. However, we do not fund retroactively. This means we will not consider a request for funding for an activity that has already happened or is scheduled to happen while the application for funding is being considered.
We do not fund the following:
Please read our statement regarding funding for Jewish community libraries and Holocaust museums and memorials.
MULTI-COUNTRY: We welcome applications from pan-European organisations, and organisations serving several communities based in Europe, EU and non-EU states alike except for Ukraine, Russia and Belarus.
SINGLE COUNTRY: Applications from organisations serving one country are welcome from the following countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, and UK.
The organisation’s activities must be deemed charitable under UK charity law, and we will require proof of its charitable status. This includes organisations which are either not-for-profit or publicly funded e.g., state or private libraries, archives, museums, research institutes, universities, cultural centres or non-profit organisations. For more information, please consult the UK’s Charity Commission website and its list of Charitable Purposes.
If you are in the process of obtaining charitable status, please be aware that no payments will be made to your organisation until you have achieved this status. Additionally, if your organisation is awarded a grant but fails to secure charitable status within 3 months of having been notified of the award, the grant will be cancelled.
The strength of your application will be assessed based on the answers to the following questions:
Please make sure you have submitted all the required documentation with your application. If it is not included, your application cannot be considered.
If your application is approved, you will need to submit further supporting documentation once you receive your Grant Letter and Agreement.
Translations: For documents not originally written in English please include an English translation. This does not need to be an official or full translation, but it must be clear and accurate. Documents in a language other than English that are not accompanied by an English translation will not be processed.
Financial summaries: If financial documents are very long, please provide a translation summarising the main income and expenditure included in your financial statements and organisational budget. This document should be no longer than 10 pages.
Please upload your translated/summarised document against the same upload title you use for the original document. This means you may have two documents saved under each upload title.
Once you have discussed your proposal with the Grants Programmes Manager, the application must be submitted by the deadline above. For Spring grant rounds, you will receive confirmation in late July. For Autumn grant rounds you will receive confirmation in early January.
If your application is approved, you will receive an official Grant Offer Letter together with an Award Agreement which you will need to e-sign and return with the necessary supporting documentation.
For guidance on starting and completing an application as well as our requirements for ensuring safeguarding and open access, please visit our website.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information or advice as you prepare your application.
For queries relating to this grant category please contact Daniela Greiber (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For any other information including technical support please contact (email@example.com)
Please add the following emails to your contacts/safe senders list to ensure you receive all our communications regarding your application and grant notification: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org