Please note that these grants are not available for hospices

Our Early Years Opportunities programme is open to charities that help disadvantaged children and young people overcome the barriers they face to achieve the best possible start in life.

Small Grants

Large Grants

Application deadlines

Small Grants

Small Grant applications can be submitted during the time periods as listed below. Please note that we may have to limit the number of applicants in a particular round due to high demand. Applications are reviewed on a first come first serve basis, therefore we advise that you submit your Small Grant 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.

 

Application deadline Outcome notification
17 June – 27 September 2019 (4pm) February 2020
14 October 2019 – 3 January 2020 (4pm) June 2020
20 January 2020 – 3 April 2020 (4pm) October 2020
20 April 2020 – 10 July 2020 (4pm) February 2021

Large Grants

First stage applications can be submitted during a set time period, as listed below. Please note that we may have to limit the number of applicants that are invited to complete a Large Grant second stage application form due to the demand. Applications are reviewed on a first come first serve basis. Therefore, we advise that you submit your Large Grant first stage 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 application accepted Second stage application deadline Outcome notification
13 May – 19 August 2019 (5pm) 27 September 2019 (4pm) February 2020
16 September – 4 November 2019 (5pm) 3 January 2020 (4pm) June 2020
2 December 2019 – 27 January 2020 (5pm) 3 April 2020 (4pm) October 2020
24 February 2020 – 11 May 2020 (5pm) 10 July 2020 (4pm) February 2021

Further information

If after looking at our FAQs you need further information please call  020 3146 3337 or email charitygrants@mcf.org.uk

If you are a Freemason who is interested in referring a charity for a grant, please do not hesitate to share this page with the organisation or give them our contact details so we can advise them on how to apply.