Originally founded by religious group Quakers, today we are a secular independent charity inspired by their stance of putting faith into action:
Equality: all our projects aim to work with people facing poverty to have better lives, such as our wellbeing project that helps improve resilience in difficult circumstances
- Simplicity: we create simple, practical projects that maximise agency, such as access to affordable furniture or nutritious low-cost meals
- Truth: we speak truth to power through campaigns, such as our national 4 year campaign to prevent funeral debt, born from our work directly supporting people to access affordable funerals
We are people-led, bringing a holistic approach to our projects and respecting that people in poverty are the real poverty experts. We’re embedded in and respond to the changing needs of the community with pioneering new projects, such as the UK’s first supported housing project for young carers.
Quakers and QSA
We are an independent charity and our services are open to all. Our staff, volunteers and trustee board includes Quakers, but also reflects the diversity of our society today. Whatever our individual background, we are united by Quaker values to carry out our work with compassion and respect.
We are proud to be the charity of choice for Quaker meetings across the country who value our reflective approach to work that is simple and effective. In our most recent survey of over 200 Quaker supporters one donor explained why they entrusted their donations to Quaker Social Action:
"BECAUSE YOU ARE A SMALL OUTFIT, THOROUGHLY ACCOUNTABLE, FEET ON THE GROUND, YET BRILLIANTLY INNOVATIVE."
Learn more about how Quakers can support QSA.
For an in-depth look at our Quaker values read The Q-Bit’ report.