Loxley grants for peace can be accessed in Kapiti
Kapiti peace activist and Quaker Viola Palmer has asked KIN to let locals know that they can apply now for peace grants.
She says grants of up to $1,000 are available for local peace projects.
“These Loxley grants are from a donation by the late Ken Loxley; applications close on 15 September 2017,” says Dr Palmer.
“For further information see the Peace Movement Aotearoa website.”
The Loxley Award wasn established to assist New Zealanders (Quakers or non-Quakers) to undertake a study programme or project of their choosing, in New Zealand or abroad, which promotes understanding of peace, justice and environmental issues.
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Application forms for the Loxley Award are available from: firstname.lastname@example.org
Former Loxley award aided Wellington’s Jen Margaret
he QPSANZ administered Loxley Award for 2012 was given to Jen Margaret from Wellington.
Jen had an extensive background in social justice work and Treaty relations in Aotearoa/NZ.
She used the funding to research and publish an e-book documenting stories of non-indigenous people working as allies in support of the justice struggles of indigenous peoples in Aotearoa and Australia.
While people have been undertaking this work for many years there was little documentation of approaches and few written resources to support people who work as allies.
In 2010 Jen was awarded a Churchill Fellowship and the Loxley funds allowed her to consider the concepts she explored in North America in relation to allies in Australia and Aotearoa/NZ.
The audio recordings were kept as a historical record.