Registered charities in England and Wales can apply for funding to the Masonic Charitable Foundation’s Community Support Grants Scheme. Funding is available for projects that:
- Address financial hardship and its effects
- Improve the lives of those affected by poor physical and/or mental health and wellbeing
- Provide educational and employment opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people
- Tackle social exclusion and disadvantage.
Charities can apply for either large grants of £5,000 and above or for small grants of between £500 – £5,000. Large grants need to be used for a specific purpose such as funding salary costs, specific project costs and refurbishment costs, etc. Small grants can be awarded to smaller charities with an annual income that does not exceed approximately £500,000. Small Grants can be used for core expenditure such as general running or overhead costs of the charity.
Applications to the large grants programme require a Community Support Enquiry Form to be completed in advance of the next deadline. More info can be found at: