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Early Years Opportunities Grant

The Masonic Charitable Foundation large and small grants are now open to charities that support disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people up to the age of 25 years. Grants of between £500 - £60,000 are available. Applications are reviewed on a first come first serve basis.

Small Grants

Small grants are unrestricted. Applications are assessed on the basis of the entire charity, not a specific project. This means that the majority of the charity’s services and beneficiaries as a whole must fit the MCF’s criteria in order to be eligible. Deadline is 27th September at 4pm. Applications are reviewed on a first come first serve basis, therefore we advise that you submit your Small Grant application form as soon as possible during the time frame

Charities with incomes of under £500,000 can apply for a grant between £500 - £5,000 per year for up to 3 years (no more than £15,000 over three years in total). The total amount requested should not exceed 15% of the charity’s income.

Age Range

  • Grants can be offered to charities that support disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people up to the age of 25 years.

Key Areas of Focus

Grants can be offered to charities that provide:

  • Mental and physical health support
  • Learning and development, including language and communication skills, social and emotional etc.
  • Parental Support, including whole family approach
  • Pastoral and advocacy support

 

Large Grants

Large grants are for larger charities whose annual income exceeds £500,000. Large grants start from £10,000 and the average grant is between £20,000 – £60,000. There is a deadline of 19 August 2019 (5pm)

Key Areas of Focus

Grants can be offered to charities for projects that provide:

  • Mental and physical health support
  • Learning and development, including language and communication skills, social and emotional etc.
  • Parental Support, including whole family approach
  • Pastoral and advocacy support

Example Initiatives

Grants can be offered to charities for projects that provide activities such as:

  • Additional educational opportunities such as improving literacy and numeracy
  • Individual interventions, i.e. parent education, home visiting or mentoring
  • Encouraging healthy behaviours with regards to diet, activity and wellbeing
  • Psychological interventions for domestic abuse and behavioural issues etc.
  • Provision of vital adaptive technologies and equipment removing barriers
  • Alternative methods or specialist therapies to help children and young people integrate into the mainstream education system

Examples of Desired Outcomes

Short Term

  • Children and young people receiving continuous support and interventions
  • High quality provision of well-qualified and well-trained staff dealing with children and young people
  • Existing services better supporting the physical, psychological and emotional needs of children and young people
  • More children and young people engaged in sports and social clubs in society
  • Age appropriate skills developed by the time children get to school or young people enter their first jobs
  • Children and young people living in a healthy and stable environment
  • Greater knowledge of options and rights for parents
  • Greater awareness of the subject within the Masonic community
Funder: 
Masonic Charitable Foundation