The Masonic Charitable Foundation’s Later Life Inclusion Grant awards grants of up to £150,000 to local and national charities who are working to reduce loneliness and isolation in later life (those over 50 years old).
Grants can be used for charitable 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:
- 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
- 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.
The scheme available for this fund – small and large.
- Charities with an annual income under £500,000.
- Grants of between £500 – £15,000 over either 1, 2 or 3 years.
- Small grants can be used for general running and/or overhead costs of the charity – core funding.
- 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 – £150,000 however typically are between £20,000 – £80,000 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
|Application deadline||Outcome notification|
|26 October 2018||March 2019|
|25 January 2019||May 2019|
|31 May 2019||October 2019|
|27 September 2019||February 2020|
|First stage application deadline||Second stage application deadline||Outcome notification|
|5 October 2018||26 October 2018||March 2019|
|4 January 2019||25 January 2019||May 2019|
|10 May 2019||31 May 2019||October 2019|
|6 September 2019||27 September 2019||February 2020|
For more information and how to apply please click here.
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