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Grants to England and Wales, UK Registered Charities to
Help Disadvantaged Youth and Vulnerable Populations

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The Freemasons' Grand Charity

Deadline Date:

11/27/15

Description:

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Grants ranging from £500 to £50,000 to UK registered charities in England and Wales to support vulnerable people and provide quality youth opportunities. Eligible activities span a range of areas, including disabilities, care for the ill, care for the elderly, homeless, and activities for disadvantaged youth in rural and urban areas.

1) Support for Vulnerable People

The Support for Vulnerable People category encompasses organizations that help people with a wide variety of problems including: disability, care for the seriously ill, care for older people, deprivation, homelessness and poverty.

Grants might fund a salary or deliver a specific project. Grants may be made for capital projects provided that the application is for an identifiable element of the project.

2) Youth Opportunities

Youth Opportunities Grants are focused on disadvantaged young people, usually between the ages of 16 and 25, in rural and urban areas.

Grants might fund a salary or deliver a specific project. Grants may be made for capital projects provided that the application is for an identifiable element of the project.

Funding Streams:

1) Major Grants (£10,000 - £50,000)

Major grants are made for a specific purpose only and are given to well established, nationwide charities. Reasons to apply for a Major grant include funding salary costs or to deliver a specific project, including capital development projects.

Funding may be granted for up to three-year periods in certain circumstances, where there is evidence of an on-going need for charitable grant funding.

2) Minor Grants (£500 - £5,000)

These grants are for smaller, nationwide charities whose annual income does not exceed approximately £1 million. Minor grants can be used for general running or overhead costs of the charity.

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GrantWatch ID#: 163564

Estimated Size of Grant:

Major Grants are usually between £10,000 - £50,000.

Minor Grants can be between £500 - £5,000.

Term of Contract:

Major Grants can be up to 3 years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are only made to UK Charities. Charities must be registered with the Charity Commission. Charities must operate on a nationwide basis (throughout England and/or Wales).

Major Grants are usually given to Charities which have an income over £1 million.

Minor Grants are usually given to Charities which have an income of less than £1 million.

Not Funded:
-Individuals
-Charities that serve a specific region or city*, for example: a hospital, a church, a day center or a primary school
-Activities that are primarily the responsibility of central or local government
-Animal welfare
-The arts
-The environment
-Political objectives
-Overseas beneficiaries

*Regional or local charities can instead apply to the Provincial Grand Lodge of the region in which they operate. Contact details for Provincial Offices can be found at http://www.ugle.org.uk

Pre-Application Information:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Katrina Baker, Head of Non-Masonic Grants
020 7395 9314
kbaker@the-grand-charity.org

Grants & Administration Officer
The Freemasons’ Grand Charity
60 Great Queen Street
London WC2B 5AZ

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