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Which charities can apply?

Our Large and Small Grant programmes are currently under review as we look at ways to target our funding to make the greatest possible impact. Our new programmes will be open for new applications on Tuesday, 21 August 2018. Please revisit this page after this date for further information.

Medical and Social Research grants

In recent years, over £10 million has been provided to fund research into treatments for conditions such as cancer, degenerative diseases and cardiovascular problems.

The MCF will fund named PhD Studentships which focus on certain conditions or themes in order to make funding tangible and impact possible to collate. This is a stand-alone programme working with selected partners who are experts in the various fields of research.

The first theme will focus on degenerative diseases.

For further information, please email charitygrants@mcf.org.uk

Hospice grants

The MCF has dedicated £600,000 to help hospices across England and Wales. This year the funding will be split between our core grant programme and our exciting new partnership with Hospice UK.

Hospices are able to apply to one or both of these hospice programmes.

Our Hospice Grant programme awards grants for core operating costs to adult and children’s hospices in England and Wales that receive 60% or less of their funding from the NHS.

The deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 17th August 2018. Please download the PDF form here. Once completed, please email to charityapplications@mcf.org.uk together with your latest set of published audited/independently examined accounts and proof of bank details.

Hospice UK Partnership

Our Hospice UK partnership programme aims to develop and extend bereavement support services in hospices, improving the well-being of bereaved families and individuals.

Grants of up to £20,000 are available to support projects running over a period of eighteen months. This allows for up to three months setup phase and twelve months project delivery – with a further three months to cover any unforeseen delays mid project.

The Hospice UK partnership programme is currently closed and will reopen towards the end of 2018.

Only one application per grant round will be considered from each hospice.

Grant Deadlines

Large and Small Grants

Our Large and Small Grant programmes are currently under review as we look at ways to target our funding to make the greatest possible impact. We will be relaunching the programmes in August, at which point we encourage you to check back for information on how to apply.

Research Grants

The MCF will fund named PhD Studentships which focus on certain conditions or themes in order to make funding tangible and impact possible to collate. This is a stand-alone programme working with selected partners who are experts in the various fields of research.

The first theme will focus on degenerative diseases.

For further information, please email charitygrants@mcf.org.uk

Hospice Grants

The core funding grant programme is now open for applications. Please download the form here. The deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 17th August 2018. Please email your completed application form together with your latest set of published audited/independently examined accounts and proof of bank details to charityapplications@mcf.org.uk.

The Hospice UK partnership programme will reopen towards the end of 2018.

Grants to support other charities and causes

  • Air Ambulances: Air ambulance and rescue services grants are awarded in partnership with the Provinces.
  • Disaster Relief: It is not possible to apply for Disaster Relief funding as grants are awarded at the discretion of the Foundation’s President.

 360Giving

The Masonic Charitable Foundation is committed to transparency and we work with 360Giving to publish information about our grants. Click here to access our 360Giving data.

Further Information

If you have any questions or would like to discuss a potential application, please contact us at charitygrants@mcf.org.uk or call 0203 146 3337.

 

 

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