The Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) offers grants to local and national charities in England and Wales as part of its work to help thousands of disadvantaged and vulnerable people to live happy, fulfilling lives and participate actively in society. Over the last 40 years, the MCF has provided more than £130 million to charities. The MCF’s work is funded solely through the donations of Freemasons under the United Grand Lodge of England, their families and friends.
Based on conducted surveys which indicate which areas Freemason care most about, the MCF has set out new target areas for its grant-making programme:
The Early Years Opportunities Grants programme offers both small and large grants to registered charities in England and Wales to create the best start in life for disadvantaged children and young people.
Depending on their annual income level, charities can apply for either a:
Applications are reviewed on a first come first serve basis, therefore applicants are advised to submit their application form as soon as possible during the time frame. Applications received towards the end of the application window may be deferred until a later funding round if the current one is over-subscribed.
First stage applications for Large Grants will be accepted from:
Small Grant applications will be accepted from:
Guidelines, an application checklist, the online eligibility test are available on the Masonic Charitable Foundation website.