The Masonic Charitable Foundation’s Community Support Grants are available to registered charities 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.
The closing date for applications to the small grants programme is 21st April 2017.
The closing date for applications to the large grants programme is 28th April 2017.
(A Large Grant Enquiry Form must be submitted prior to completing a formal application for a Large Grant. The Enquiry Form must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the Large Grant Application deadline.)