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Masonic Foundation: Children and Young People Small Grants programme (England and Wales)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted November 1, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on March 30, 2021

MCF builds better lives by enabling opportunity, advancing healthcare and education and promoting independence for freemasons, their families and the wider community.

The MCF is one of the largest grant-making charities in the country supporting freemasons and their families as well as charities across England and Wales.

Grants can be offered to charities for projects that provide activities such as:
> Additional educational opportunities such as improving literacy and numeracy;
> Alternative methods or specialist therapies to help children and young people integrate into the mainstream education system;
> 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;
> Provision of adaptive technologies and equipment removing barriers.

Utilize This Offer

The Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) is welcoming national and local charities for its Children and Young People Small Grants programme to help disadvantaged children and young people to overcome the barriers they face.

Grants can be offered to charities / projects that provide:
a) Mental and physical  health  support;
b) Learning and development, including language and communication skills, social and emotional etc;
c) Support for the whole family;
d) Pastoral and advocacy support.

These grants are for charities whose annual income does not exceed £500,000.

Small grants between £1,000 – £15,000 are available.

Grants can be over one, two or three years.

The total amount of the grant requested must not exceed 15% of the total income of the charity.

Small grants can be used for general running and/or overhead costs of the charity – core funding.

Grants are only made to charities whose beneficiaries are in England and Wales.

Next deadlines >>> Outcome notifications:
23 December 2020 (4pm) >>> June 2021;
31 March 2021 (4pm) >>> October 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Nov 02, 2020
Nov 02, 2020

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Don't forget to visit regularly the World Pulse website and:
a) Go to Menu (left corner);
b) Click on Explore Topics OR Explore Regions;
c) Type the name of your country in the Search space;
d) Then search for offers thay may suit you;
6. Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Nov 02, 2020
Nov 02, 2020

Thanks, Ana.