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.

Latest News

19 June - Summer 2024 grant round now open

Our grant round is now open, please complete our pre-application Eligibility Quiz to check your organisation is eligible to apply, if successful this will unlock access to our Stage 1 - Outline Proposal form. 

For more detailed info, please check out our How to Apply page. 

Outline Proposals can be accepted up to 31 July, please note we may close early if we are overwhelmed with applications. 

14 June - New grants programme opening very soon

We are pleased to announce our new grants programme, is opening on Wednesday 19 June.  For more info, please check out our New Grants Programme page.

5 June - New grants programme update

Following a strategic review - the Trustees are pleased to announce that the MSE Charity will be re-opening for outline applications later this month. More details to follow, but in summary it will consist of an pre-application eligibility quiz, an outline proposal, and then by invitation a more detailed application.  

3 April 2024

9 project grants have been approved from our January 2024 grant round, Living with Long Term Challenges. 

Find out more about these organisations and what the MSE Charity is funding them to do. 

29 January 2024 1pm - Grant Round Update

Our grant round is now CLOSED.  

Accepted applicants will be advised of the final outcome by Wednesday 27 March 2024. If you have not heard from us by this date please get in touch

Details of our next grant round will be announced later in the year. 

26 January 2024 11am - Grant Round Update

Our grant round is closing early, please make sure your application is completed and submitted by 1pm Monday 29th January. If in doubt please contact us via email first to check. 

15 January 2024

Our grant round is now open. If you have successfully taken our Eligibility Quiz, prepared your answers, please complete our online Application Form.  

For more support please review our How to Apply page. 

Please remember we ONLY accept applications electronically. The grant round closes on Friday 16th February at 5pm OR earlier if we have already accepted 40 applications.

22 December 2023

Our next grant round, Living with Long Term Challenges opens on Monday 15th January 2024.  Not sure if your organisation can apply?  Take our quick Eligibility Quiz now, and review our Funding FAQs.  

30 November 2023

6 project grants have been approved from our September grant round, Life Changes

Find out more about these organisations and what the MSE Charity is funding them to do. 

16 November 2023

Our next grant round, Living with Long Term Challenges opens on Monday 15th January 2024.  Not sure if your organisation can apply?  Take our quick Eligibility Quiz now, and review our Funding FAQs.  

6 November - Talk Money Week

This week we’re supporting Talk Money Week, which aims to break the stigma of talking about money and get us all sharing more about this important topic, whether that’s with friends, family or anyone else! Who could you #TalkMoney with this week?

14 September 2023 1pm - Grant Round Update

Our grant round is now CLOSED.  

Accepted applicants will be advised of the final outcome by Wednesday 22 November 2023. If you have not heard from us by this date please get in touch

Our next grant round, opens on Monday 15th January 2024

12 September 2023 1pm - Grant Round Update

Our grant round will be closing early, we are nearly full, but not quite!  We will remain open until we have accepted 40 applications. We anticipate closing before the end of this week. If in doubt please contact us via email first to check. 

8 September 2023 3pm - Grant Round Update

Our grant round will be closing early, the round is over 75% full.  Please make sure your application is completed and submitted by 1pm Tuesday 12 September. 

4 September 2023

Our grant round is now open. If you have successfully taken our Eligibility Quiz, prepared your answers, please complete our online Application Form.  

IMPORTANT! Please remember the application form must be completed in one sitting, (currently the form does not save as you type, we are working on this for future rounds), so please prepare your answers in advance using the application form questions template, then when you are ready, copy and paste your answers into the online form.  

For more support please review our How to Apply page. 

Please remember we ONLY accept applications electronically. The grant round closes on Friday 29th September at 5pm OR earlier if we have already accepted 40 applications.

We will post on this page any Grant Round Updates giving at least 24 hours notice if we intend to close early. If we have closed the grant round early the application form will NOT be accessible for you to complete. If in doubt send us an email to check the status before you apply. 

July 2023

Our next grant round, Life Changes opens on Monday 4th September 2023.  Not sure if your organisation can apply?  Take our quick Eligibility Quiz now, and review our Funding FAQs.  

The Application Form Questions are available to review in advance, for more support see our How to Apply page. Please note we close after the first 40 accepted applications have been accepted,  so please apply as close to the opening date as possible, the last two grant rounds have closed mid month. 

April 2023

10 project grants have been approved from our January grant round, Raising the Next Generation. 

Find out more about these organisations and what the MSE Charity is funding them to do. 

17 January 2023 3pm - Grant Round Update

Our grant round is now CLOSED.  

Accepted applicants will be advised of the final outcome by Tuesday 21st March 2023. If you have not heard from us by this date please get in touch

Our next grant round, Life Changing Transitions opens on Monday 4th September 2023. 

12 January 2023 7pm - Grant Round Update

Our grant round will be closing early, the round is now over 85% full.  Please make sure your application is completed and submitted by 3pm Monday 16th January. 

Please note if your organisation applied in June 2022, you are not eligible to apply for this grant round. If in doubt please send us an email to check the status before you apply. 

3 January 2023

Our grant round is now open. If you have successfully taken our Eligibility Quiz, prepared your answers, please complete our online Application Form.  Please remember the application form must be completed in one sitting. 

The Application Form Questions are available to review in advance, for more support see our How to Apply page. 

Please remember we ONLY accept applications electronically. The grant round closes on Tuesday 31st January at 5pm OR earlier if we have already accepted 40 applications.

We will post on this page Grant Round Updates giving at least 24 hours notice if we intend to close early. If we have closed the grant round early the application form will NOT be accessible for you to complete. If in doubt send us an email to check the status before you apply. 

December 2022

Our next grant round, Raising the Next Generation opens at 9am on Tuesday 3rd January 2023.  Not sure if your organisation can apply?  Take our quick Eligibility Quiz now, and review our Funding FAQs.  

The Application Form Questions are available to review in advance, for more support see our How to Apply page. Please note we close after the first 40 accepted applications have been accepted, usually this is the last week of the month, so don't panic if you don't get your application in on the 3rd January.  If in doubt send us an email to check the status before you apply. 

September 2022 

8 project grants have been approved from our Summer grant round, Developing Resilience. 

Find out more about these organisations and what the MSE Charity is funding them to do. 

28th June 2022 - 5.30pm

Our grant round is now CLOSED.  

If you have applied in the last 5 days, your application is being processed, the Operations Manager will be in touch to advise if your application has been accepted into the grant round, at this stage a PDF printable copy of your application will be provided. 

Accepted applicants will be advised of the final outcome by Wednesday 21st September 2022. If you have not heard from us by this date please get in touch

Our next grant round, Raising the Next Generation opens on Tuesday 3rd January 2023.

24th June 2022 3pm - Grant Round Update

Our grant round will be closing early, the round is over 70% full.  Please make sure your application is completed and submitted by 5pm Tuesday 28th June. 

Please note we are not able to accept applications for personal hardship or emergency cash or energy top-ups.  

20th June 2022

Our Grant round is now open. If you have successfully taken our Eligibility Quiz, prepared your answers, please complete our online Application Form (link now removed).

Please remember we ONLY accept applications electronically. The grant round closes on Friday 22nd July at 5pm OR earlier if we have already accepted 40 applications.

Please Note -  We will post on this page Grant Round Updates giving at least 24 hours notice if we intend to close early.  If we have closed the grant round early the application form will NOT be accessible for you to complete. 

10th May 2022 - New Grant Round Update

In response to the Cost of Living Crisis, the Trustees have agreed to bring forward the usual September grant round to earlier in the summer.  It will open on Monday June 20th and close on Friday 22nd July.  The theme for this round is 'Developing Resilience' and will focus on supporting organisations who provide urgent money guidance and emergency debt help.  

We have recently updated our grant criteria for this round, we can now fund organisations who have an annual income up to £750,000.  Not sure if your organisation can apply?  Take our quick Eligibility Quiz now, and review our Funding FAQs. 

May 2022 

9 project grants have been approved from our February grant round, Living with Long Term Challenges 

Find out more about these organisations and what the MSE Charity is funding them to do. 

Grant Round Update 25th February 2022 5:01 pm

Our grant round is now CLOSED. 

Applicants will be advised of the outcome by Thursday 14th April 2022. If you have not heard from us by this date please get in touch

Our next grant round, Building and Developing Resilience opens on Thursday 1st September 2022. 

1st February 2022

Our Grant round is now open. If you have successfully taken our Eligibility Quiz, prepared your answers, please complete our online Application Form (link now removed).

Please remember we ONLY accept applications electronically. The grant round closes on Friday 25th February at 5pm OR earlier if we have already accepted 40 applications.

Please Note -  We will post on this page Grant Round Updates giving at least 24 hours notice if we intend to close early.  If we have closed the grant round early the application form will NOT be accessible for you to complete. 

January 2022 

Our next grant round, Living with Long Term Challenges opens at 9am on Tuesday 1st February 2022. Check out projects we have previously funded under this category. 

Not sure if your organisation can apply?  Take our quick Eligibility Quiz now, and review our Funding FAQs.