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TalentAid helps the children and grandchildren of Freemasons who are exceptionally talented in music, sport or the performing arts.

The TalentAid scheme is now closed and will re-open in January 2025.

Grants can be awarded to assist with ongoing costs such as sports coaching, advanced music lessons and the purchase of one-off items such as a musical instrument or sports equipment.

Support is agreed for a set period of time and subject to both an annual financial review and confirmation that the candidate’s talent continues to develop.

The scheme is competitive and has limited funds.


All applications are subject to the following criteria:

  • The applicant must be the child, step-child or grandchild of a Freemason. (Please be aware that if the Freemason’s membership is not active there is a set period of time after the membership ended in which an application can be submitted. Please contact us for further information before submitting an application).
  • The candidate must be aged 25 or under and in full-time education.
  • A financial assessment of the family’s household income.
  • Candidates must apply for all other sources of available funding such as grants, scholarships and sponsorship.
  • Candidates must intend to pursue their talent as a career and must be able to demonstrate exceptional talent by passing recognised examinations, gaining entry to highly competitive schemes or by performing at regional and national levels.
  • Grants are not available to fund a hobby or so that an academically gifted child can attend a better school.
  • Assistance with school fees for performing arts students can only be considered if they attend a Dance and Drama Award (DaDA)accredited or Music and Dance Scheme (MDS) accredited establishment – see the DaDA list here and MDS list here.
  • We are only able to consider assistance with school fees for other disciplines if the candidate attends a choir school, a specialist music school or a sports college based on their exceptional talent.
  • We are only able to consider support for undergraduate degrees if the Student Finance Tuition Fee Loan does not cover the full cost of the tuition fees.

In most cases where grants toward fees are agreed, parents will be expected to make a contribution.


All TalentAid applications for each upcoming academic year will be considered the preceding July and you will be notified of the outcome of your application in August.

For those seeking support for the 2024/25 academic year: The TalentAid scheme has closed for this academic year so we are not accepting any further applications.

For those seeking support for the 2025/26 academic year: Applications will open in January 2025. Any applications received before January 2025 will not be considered.


How to apply

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Further information

If you have any questions about the TalentAid scheme, please get in touch:

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