McCarthy Stone Foundation Small Grants Programme

funding update

Aims/priorities: The Foundation supports: older people facing isolation, loneliness, or poor health; young people who may be falling behind personally and academically; and communities in need of regeneration.

Support for projects that address the following are provided:

Help young people overcome educational challenges:

  • Commit volunteering days every year to support children with additional learning needs.
  • Build long-term partnerships with charities, local schools, and community groups.
  • Provide grant funding for charities and community groups supporting children with additional learning needs.
  • Promote intergenerational learning opportunities.

Health and wellbeing of older people:

  • Provide grant funding to community charities supporting the needs of older people.
  • Support projects that include intergenerational or community regeneration.
  • Partner with charities who actively engage older people in community activities.
  • Actively facilitate opportunities for volunteering.
  • Advocate and campaign for older people.

Create and enhance community spaces:

  • Ensure community spaces are accessible and able to be enjoyed by all ages.
  • Promote opportunities for generations to enjoy work and recreation together.
  • Bring together communities through volunteering.
  • Partner with community charities to develop sustainable community spaces.

.Who can apply? Grassroot and volunteer-led charities and community groups plus CICs and social enterprises may apply.

Grant amount: One-off grants up to £5,000 are available.

Application process: Initially, an expression of interest form should be submitted. This will be reviewed and, if selected, the main application form will be sent plus a copy of the Grant Making Policy.

Deadline:Applications are accepted any time and are reviewed by the Trustees quarterly.

Contact: Tel: 01202292480 Email:


£1000.01 to £10,000
Charitable Company
Constituted Group
Registered Charity
Social Enterprise
Funding Theme: 
Children and Young People
Health and Wellbeing
Older People