Fund title: Masonic Charitable Foundation

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Community support grants for charities which help people experiencing poverty and disadvantage, sickness and disability or barriers to education and employment

Application deadline:

Small grants are considered every month; large grants are considered four times a year - see website for details

Fund description:

The Masonic Charitable Foundation provides grants to support registered charities which help people experiencing poverty and disadvantage, sickness and disability or barriers to education and employment. This includes:

  • charities tackling financial hardship eg. debt counselling services, financial education workshops
  • charities which help people with mental health, physical or learning disabilities and health conditions, including support for carers
  • charities which provide learning opportunities for disadvantaged young people and children eg. bursaries, apprenticeships and training
  • charities which relieve isolation and loneliness, including through homelessness, digital exclusion, family breakdown or deprivation eg. mentoring and befriending schemes, social activities, training programmes for ex-service personnel

Large grants (over £5,000) must be for a specific project; small grants (up to £5,000) can be used to cover general running costs.

The foundation also provides funding for medical and social research and for charities which provide vital services in the wider community but these programmes are not currently open for applications.

Further information:

https://mcf.org.uk/