On Friday 1 December, FoR reached the goal of raising £2,000 for our International Peacemakers’ Fund, which would be doubled by funds committed by some of our donors and philanthropists from the Big Give organisation. Together with Gift Aid, we have now raised well over £4,000 in total for our work supporting grassroots peacemakers around the world.
We are delighted and humbled by the support that has been shown to us by supporters old and new. Thank you for the money and other backing you have given to us. We will work hard to ensure that the money raised will help local peacebuilding initiatives in countries at risk of, or emerging from, conflict.
In terms of what comes next, applications to the IPF for 2018 close on 31 December (if you know about or are involved in a project that wants to apply, look at the details on our website). Then they will all be reviewed and a decision made in February about which grants to make, then the funds will be transferred and work can begin. We provide updates on this through email and on our website, so keep looking if you want to know more.