Masonic Charitable Foundation: Later Life Inclusion – Small Grants

Aims/priorities: The Masonic Charitable Foundation’s Later Life Inclusion Small Grants programme awards up to £15,000 to local and national registered charities with an annual income under £500,000 that support socially isolated and lonely older people over the age of 50.

Grants can be offered to charities that provide:

  • mental and physical health support;
  • gateway and access to service, e.g. transport and technology;
  • community-based approaches, i.e. volunteering, positive ageing and neighbourhood support; and/or
  • advocacy, social and welfare support.

This could be delivered through activities such as:

  • emotional and psychological support;
  • digital inclusion sessions to enable older people to access services; or
  • activities and clubs enabling older people to remain active and make friends.

The Foundation seeks the following outcomes from the projects they support:

  • reduced feelings of loneliness or social isolation for people in later life;
  • older people are better informed about their options and rights leading to greater confidence in choices;
  • existing services better supporting the physical, psychological and emotional needs of people as they age; or
  • increased social participation.

Who can apply? Local and national registered charities with an annual income under £500,000.

Grant amount: Up to £15,000. Grants can be either one, two or three years and can be used for general running and/or overhead costs of the charity – core funding. The amount requested should not exceed 15% of the total income of the applicant charity.

Application process: You will need to complete their online application form. Please read the guidance notes before making an application.

Deadline: Monday 31 May 2021, 4pm.

Contact information: Tel 020 3146 3337 or Email 

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£10,000.01 to £25,000
Partnerships and Consortiums
Registered Charity
Funding Theme: 
Older People
Unpublish Date: 
Monday, 31 May, 2021