MSE Charity is currently accepting UK applications to its ‘Life Changing Transition’ theme but will close as soon as 40 applications are accepted so groups should not wait to apply.
Funded by Money Saving Expert, the MSE Charity gives grants to not for profit organisations that deliver activities which make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money.
The Charity holds two funding rounds each year (February and September) with a different theme for each round.
The September 2019 round is targeting and supporting groups who provide and deliver practical financial life skills to those particularly going through a life changing transition. Projects must focus on building financial capability skills assisting groups who support bereavement, redundancy, retirement, relationship breakdown, homelessness, offenders, and resettlement.
All applications must demonstrate how the project they are seeking funding for has a lasting impact on the people taking part.
The maximum grant is £7,500. The applications most likely to be successful are those that ask for funding for a specific activity cost rather than a general contribution to running costs or a much larger project.
Small to medium-sized non-profit organisations with a constitution can apply. This includes UK registered charities, community interest companies, social enterprises and credit unions. To be eligible, applicants should have an annual income of less than £500,000 and have unrestricted reserves that are less than six months of their running costs.
Applicants are advised to apply early in the month as the round will be limited to the first 40 applications that are accepted or the deadline, whichever is soonest.
The application deadline is 27 September 2019 (5pm).