Grants up to £7,500 for UK not-for-profit organisations delivering activities that help people develop the financial skills to manage their money.

Application deadline: Friday 27 September 2019 (programme opens to applications on Monday 2 September).

The MSE Charity gives grants to UK not-for-profit organisations that deliver activities which make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money.

Please note that applications for this programme close as soon as 40 eligible applications are received or by the application deadline. If the grant round closes early, the application form will not be available to complete. Organisations are therefore strongly encouraged to apply early and not wait until the deadline is imminent.

The theme for the September 2019 round is 'Life Changing Transitions', which is targeted at organisations who provide and deliver practical financial life skills to those particularly going through a life changing transition.

Projects must focus on:

o Building financial capability skills
o Assisting groups who support:

> bereavement
> redundancy
> retirement
> relationship breakdown
> homelessness
> offenders, and
> resettlement.

All applications must demonstrate how the project they are seeking funding for has a lasting impact on beneficiaries.

Constituted Small to medium-sized non-profit organisations may apply for a grant of up to £7,500. This includes (please note this is not an exclusive list):

o UK registered charities.
o Community Interest Companies (CICs)
o Social enterprises, 
o Credit unions.

A match funding requirement is welcomed, although not essential.

A list of recent awards can be found on the MSE Charity website.

Eligible applicants must:

o Have an annual income of less than £500,000.
o Have unrestricted reserves that are less than six months of their running costs.

Funding is not available for:

o Statutory organisations.
o Capital equipment such as laptops, projectors or other electronic devices, or
o Applications that only provide debt advice/management.

The next application windows are:

1. Monday 2 September to Friday 27 September 2019 – Life Changing Transitions (see criteria above).

2. Monday 3 February 2020 to Friday 28 February 2020 – Living with Long Term Challenges for agencies working in the areas of Dementia, Autism, Learning Difficulties, Disabilities, Caring Responsibilities, Mental Illness, Brain Injury, and Strokes.

3. Tuesday 1 September 2020 to Friday 25 September 2020 - Building and Developing Resilience for agencies working in the areas of Mental Health, Wellbeing, Cook Well for Less, Training Others, Independent Living Skills, Peer Mentoring

Potential applicants are advised to complete the online Eligibility Quiz to confirm their eligibility.

An online application form, together with further information, is available on the MSE Charity website.

Contact details for the charity are:

Katie Davies
Operations Manager
MSE Charity
c/o Tesciuba Limited
13 Police Street
M2 7LQ

(The charity does not advertise a phone number.)

(Source: GRIN)

Where to find us

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Ddole Road Industrial Estate
Llandrindod Wells

01597 822 191

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SY16 2EH

01686 626 220

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