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 to:
- Tackle financial hardship
- 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 large grants of £5,000 and above or for small grants of between £500 – £5,000.
Over £5,000 can be awarded to charities for a specific purpose only. Reasons to apply for a Large Grant can include funding salary costs, specific project costs and refurbishment costs. New build or large-scale capital development projects cannot be considered. Funding may be granted for up to three years, where there is evidence of an on-going need for funding.
To check if your charity is able to apply and begin the application process, please click here to answer some eligibility questions.
Between £500 and £5,000 can be awarded to charities for core expenditure such as general running or overhead costs of the charity. To check if your charity is able to apply and begin the application process, please click here to answer some eligibility questions.
The next closing date for applications to the small and large grants programme is the 25th May 2018. If applying for a Large Grant, applicants must first submit a Grant Enquiry Form.
The deadline for submitting the Grant Enquiry form is the 4th May 2018.