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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