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Masonic Charitable Foundation – Later Life Inclusion Grants – 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: Later Life Inclusion grants programme is open to local and national charities that are working to reduce loneliness and isolation in later life.

Link: https://mcf.org.uk/get-support/grants-to-charities/later-life/

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 people aged 65 and over
  • For large grants, all of the beneficiaries of the project must be people aged 65 and over
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 for 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 socially isolated and lonely older people over the age of 65.

Key areas of focus

Grants can be offered to charities/projects that provide:

  • Mental and physical health support
  • Access to services, e.g. transport and technology
  • Community based approaches, i.e. volunteering, positive ageing and neighbourhood support
  • Advocacy, social and welfare support
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