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Gloucestershire Freemasons Grant Programme

Our Freemasons grant programme supports initiatives for older people, people with disabilities and young people facing disadvantage. This programme is open to organisations in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire.

deadline

Friday 4th March 2022

grant amount

Between £250 and £2,000

current status

Open

About the Freemasons Grant Programme

The Freemasons Fund was established with the Foundation in 2010.

Their original investment was matched by the government as part of the Office of the Third Sector’s Grassroots Grants endowment building programme for Community Foundations.

The Freemasons Grant Programme supports initiatives for older people, people with disabilities and young people facing disadvantage. This programme is open to organisations in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire.

Who can apply?

This programme is for voluntary and community groups with charitable aims, registered charities or Community Interest Companies with more than three unrelated Trustees or Board Members and a bank account in the name of the organisation with at least two signatories.

Groups and organisations in Gloucestershire or South Gloucestershire working to benefit local communities and to improve the lives of disadvantaged people in Gloucestershire can apply.

We aim to fund organisations working with:

  • older people
  • those with disabilities and
  • young people facing disadvantage.

What can you apply for?

This funding programme prioritises applications for funding towards specific project costs or items of equipment.

Applications where matched funding is being sought and those from smaller organisations, or projects where a grant of up to £2,000 can make a significant difference, are favoured by the panel.

How much do we award?

Grants range in size between £250 and £2,000.

Application deadlines

There are three rounds of panel decision during the year. The closing dates for applications during 2022 are:

Friday 4th March 2022 (decisions due in late April)

Friday 1st July 2022 (decisions due in late August)

Friday 15th October 2022 (decisions due in December)

*Applications to be submitted by 12 noon

How to Apply

Please apply online using the link at the bottom right of the screen marked ‘Apply Now’

You can return to your online application form as many times as is needed, and save it as you go along. The online application link can also be shared with colleagues, or other parties, if more than one person needs to contribute to the application.

As part of the online application process you will be asked to attach the following supporting documents:

  • A constitution/governing document/set of rules, that sets out the purpose of your organisation and how it is managed.
  • A copy of a bank statement or other evidence of a bank account in the name of your organisation. The bank account must have at least 2 signatories. Alternatively, if you belong to a small organisation that does not have a bank account another charitable organisation can look after the funds for you, but you must provide written authorisation from the organisation that will do this.
  • A copy of your most recent annual accounts or financial records. If you do not have financial records that cover a full year then you will need to provide the records you currently have.
  • A safeguarding policy if your organisation works directly with children or vulnerable adults.

Grant Guidelines

Please ensure you satisfy all of the criteria and conditions outlined within the Grant Guidelines. Do contact us if you have any questions or would like to discuss your project/need prior to submitting an application.

The guidelines are available by clicking on the button below.

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