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Masonic Charitable Foundation: Later Life Grants

Summary: Grants can be offered to charities supporting socially isolated and lonely older people over the age of 50.

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About Masonic Charitable Foundation: Later Life Grants

Grant size


  • These grants are for smaller charities whose annual income does not exceed £500,000
  • Small grants can be used for general running and/or overhead costs of the charity – core funding
  • Small grants between £1,000 – £15,000 are available
  • Grants can be over 1, 2, or 3 years
  • The total amount of the grant requested must not exceed 15% of the total income of the charity


  • These grants are for larger charities whose annual income exceeds £500,000
  • Large grants are for projects and can be used for salary costs, activities, materials etc.
  • Large grants start from £10,000 and on average our grants are between £20,000 – £60,000 in total
  • All grants can be over 1,2 or 3 years

Key areas of focus

Grants can be offered to charities/projects that provide:

  • Mental and physical health support
  • Access to services, e.g. transport and technology
  • Community based approaches, i.e. volunteering, positive ageing and neighbourhood support
  • Advocacy, social and welfare support

To check your eligibility requirements click here.

Application Deadlines

Small Grants:

  • 1st October - 23rd December 2020 (4pm)
  • 1st March 2021 - 31st March 2021 (4pm)

Large Grants:

  • First stage: 1st February 2021 - 31st March 2021 (5pm). Second stage: 31st May 2021.

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