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Big Give/ Women & Girls Match Fund/ Closes 21 June 2024

Big Give’s Women and Girls Match Fund

What is available:

The Women and Girls Match Fund utilises ‘1:1’ Model of match funding. Women and Girls charities apply to Big Give and have their application assessed. Successful charities are awarded a sum of match funding which is ring-fenced for their organisation. This match funding is unlocked by public donations given through Big Give’s online fundraising platform during the campaign.

District: UK

Charity Eligibility Criteria:

  • UK-registered charity with a Charity Commission, OSCR or NI Charity Commission number, or tax-exempt status
  • Have an annual income of at least £25,000 (as per last filed accounts on the Charity Commission).
  • Charities which are registered on BigGive.org (free to register).
  • Charities seeking to raise either £2,500, £5,000 or £10,000 in public donations (to be doubled by the match funds). Charities are able to use the campaign to raise unrestricted funds.
  • Charities working to to improve the lives of vulnerable, disadvantaged or underrepresented women and girls within the UK and internationally.
  • Charities that are led by, for and with women and girls. To assess this, they will look at whether your governing documents specifically mentions women/and or girls, whether you have a majority female board, who your beneficiaries are and your web presence (if your organisation has one).
  • They would encourage applications from charities that are led by Black and minoritised women and girls, LGBTQI women and girls, or Disabled women and girls. These applications will be prioritised in the assessment process.

Application closes: 21st June 2024

To find out more and apply please visit: Women and Girls Match Fund – The Big Give

Masonic Charitable Foundation – Children & Young People Grant – Re-Opens for applications

Grants available: Small Grants (£25,000 – £500,000) Large Grants (£500,000 – £5 Million) – Depending on income 

Applications close: Rolling basis

Who is the funding for: This programme is open to national and local charities helping disadvantaged children and young people overcome their challenges.

Link: https://mcf.org.uk/get-support/grants-to-charities/children-and-young-people/

About

  • Applicants can only apply for one grant programme at any time
  • For small grants, at least 75% of the charity’s beneficiaries must be disadvantaged children and young people
  • For large grants, all of the beneficiaries of the project must be disadvantaged children and young people and their families/guardians.
Small grant
  • These grants are for smaller charities whose annual income is between £25,000 and £500,000
  • Small grants are unrestricted and, for example can be used towards general running and/or overhead costs of the charity
  • Small grants range between £1,000 – £5,000 per year, for up to three years
  • The total amount of the grant requested must not exceed 20% of the total income of the charity
Large grant
  • These grants are for larger charities whose annual income is between £500,000 and £5m
  • Large grants are restricted for projects and, for example, includes salary costs, activities, materials etc.
  • Large grants usually range from £10,000 to £60,000 in total. This can be spread over one to three years.
Age Range

Our grants support disadvantaged and vulnerable children aged 0-18 and up to the age of 25 years for disabled young people.

They also include projects/charities providing family support that will benefit the child/young person

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