FUNDING: Masonic Charitable Foundation Grants – apply any time

A rolling fund for registered charities working to support disadvantaged children and young people, and vulnerable older people in England and Wales.

Their priorities are:

  • children affected by domestic abuse
  • early years
  • children with special educational needs and disabilities
  • people with dementia and their carers.

Small Grants are unrestricted and offer £1,000 to £5,000 per year for up to three years to charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £500,000.

The total amount of the grant requested must not exceed 20% of the total income of the charity, averaged over the past two years.

The Large Grant programme is for organisations with an income of over £500,000 and makes awards of £10,000 to £60,000 in total, spread over one to three years.

These grants are restricted for specific projects with defined goals and budgets, and may be spent on, for example, salaries, equipment, training, monitoring and administration.

All applicants are asked to check their eligibility and submit a brief online Expression of Interest. If successful, you will be invited to complete a full application. 

The aim is to reply to Expressions of Interest within four weeks.

For those invited to submit a full application, the process for Large Grants lasts approximately 5-6 months, and approximately 3 months for Small Grants.

For full details, visit the Masonic Charitable Foundation website.