£1,000 - £60,000
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External Funding opportunity - Masonic Charitable Foundation -Children and Young People grant

Small grant
  • These grants are for smaller charities whose annual income does not exceed £500,000
  • Small grants can be used for general running and/or overhead costs of the charity – core funding
  • Small grants between £1,000 – £15,000 are available
  • Grants can be over one, two or three years
  • The total amount of the grant requested must not exceed 15% of the total income of the charity
Large grant
  • These grants are for larger charities whose annual income exceeds £500,000
  • Large grants are for projects and can be used for salary costs, activities, materials etc.
  • Large grants start from £10,000 and on average our grants are between £20,000 – £60,000 in total
  • All grants can be over one, two or three years

Age Range

  • Grants can be offered to charities for projects that support disadvantaged and vulnerable children aged 0-18 and up to the age of 25 years for disabled young people.

Key Areas of Focus

Grants can be offered to charities/projects that provide:

  • Mental and physical health support
  • Learning and development, including language and communication skills, social and emotional etc.
  • Support for the whole family
  • Pastoral and advocacy support

Example initiatives

Grants can be offered to charities for projects that provide activities such as:

  • Additional educational opportunities such as improving literacy and numeracy
  • Alternative methods or specialist therapies to help children and young people integrate into the mainstream education system
  • Individual interventions, i.e. parent education, home visiting or mentoring
  • Encouraging healthy behaviours with regards to diet, activity and wellbeing
  • Psychological interventions for domestic abuse and behavioural issues
  • Provision of adaptive technologies and equipment removing barriers

Eligibility requirements

  • Grants are only made to charities whose beneficiaries are in England and Wales
  • Charities must be registered with the Charity Commission or relevant Central registry of the respective Guernsey, Jersey or Isle of Man’s government
  • Charities must have at least one year of independently examined or audited accounts published on the Charity Commission website for the registered charity number they are applying from

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