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Masonic Charitable Foundation Later Life Inclusion Grants

By October 16, 2018Funding Opportunities

Deadline for large grants 2nd January

Deadline for small grants 25th January

The Foundation has set out new target areas for its grant-making programme which includes the Later Life Inclusion Grants.

Grants can be offered to charities that support disadvantaged and vulnerable older people over 50 years.

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
  • Advocacy, social and welfare support

Example Initiatives

Grants can be offered to charities that provide activities such as:

  • Support for emotional and psychological planning for later life
  • Digital inclusion sessions to enable older people to access services
  • Activities and clubs enabling older people to remain active and make friends
  • Providing companionship and befriending schemes for periods of transition
  • Advice and information on options for those with health conditions
  • Carers and respite support

Examples of Desired Outcomes

Short Term

  • Older people adapting to key transitions in their lives
  • Older people well supported, better informed and receiving essential advice
  • Existing services better supporting the physical, psychological and emotional needs of people as they age
  • More therapeutic support available to people at key points in their lives
  • Greater knowledge of options and rights leading to greater confidence in choices
  • Increased cultural and social participation choices for people as they age
  • Greater awareness of the issue within the Masonic community

Long Term

  • Reduced feelings of loneliness or social isolation for people in later life
  • Improved health and sense of wellbeing for people as they age
  • More active social lives for people in later life
  • The older population living as they choose in a healthy and safe environment
  • MCF’s profile raised within the Masonic community, public and third sector

Programmes

  • Applicants can only apply for one grant programme at any time
  • If your project ‘saddles’ both themes, then please choose the one that the primary beneficiary group fits in
  • At least 50% of the charity’s beneficiaries must fall within one of the MCF’s target beneficiary groups, i.e. disadvantaged
    children and young people under 25 years or isolated and disadvantaged older people over 50 years.

For more information go to the Foundation website 

 

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