The Masonic Charitable Foundation’s Later Life Inclusion Grant awards grants of up to £80,000 to local and national registered charities that support disadvantaged and vulnerable older people over 50 years.
Grants can be offered to charities that provide:
- Mental and physical health support
- Gateway and access to service, e.g. transport and technology
- Community based approaches, i.e. volunteering, positive ageing and neighbourhood support
- Advocacy, social and welfare support
Through activities such as:
- Support for emotional and psychological planning for later life
- Digital inclusion sessions to enable older people to access services
- Activities and clubs enabling older people to remain active and make friends
- Providing companionship and befriending schemes for periods of transition
- Advice and information on options for those with health conditions
- Carers and respite support
The Foundation seeks the following outcomes from the projects they support:
- Short Term:
- Older people adapting to key transitions in their lives
- Older people well supported, better informed and receiving essential advice
- Existing services better supporting the physical, psychological and emotional needs of people as they age
- More therapeutic support available to people at key points in their lives
- Greater knowledge of options and rights leading to greater confidence in choices
- Increased cultural and social participation choices for people as they age
- Greater awareness of the issue within the Masonic community
- Long Term:
- Reduced feelings of loneliness or social isolation for people in later life
- Improved health and sense of wellbeing for people as they age
- More active social lives for people in later life
- The older population living as they choose in a healthy and safe environment
- MCF’s profile raised within the Masonic community, public and third sector
The are two schemes available for this fund – Small and Large.
- Charities with an annual income under £500,000.
- Grants of between £500 – £5,000 per year up to three years.
- Small grants are unrestricted.
- Grant amounts should not exceed 15% of the total income of the applicant charity.
- Charities with an annual income over £500,000.
- Grants of between £10,000 – £80,000 however typically are between £20,000 – £60,000 over either 1, 2 or 3 years.
- Large grants are for projects and can be used for salary costs, activities, materials etc.
- Grant amounts should not exceed 15% of the total income of the applicant charity
- Small Grants:
- 3 January 2020, 4pm (Decision in June 2020)
- 17 April 2020, 4pm (Decision in November 2020)
- 14 August 2020, 4pm (Decision in March 2021)
- Large Grants:
- 4 November 2019, 5pm (second stage, if successful: 3 January 2020, 4pm. Decisions made in June 2020)
- 17 February 2020, 5pm (second stage, if successful: 17 April 2020, 4pm. Decisions made in November 2020)
- 15 June 2020, 5pm (second stage, if successful: 14 August 2020, 4pm. Decisions made in March 2021)
For more information and how to apply please click here.
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