Info for Grantees

Keeping In Touch

When the MSE Charity makes a grant it is because we are genuinely interested in your organisation and we want to make a difference. As part of your grant terms & conditions, all grant holders are required to report back on the delivery and expenditure of their grant. This is not only to monitor progress but to help us to determine how effective our grant making programme is, and to refine if necessary.

If Something Changes

We understand that projects can sometimes change as they develop and that organisations may have to adapt to changes in circumstances. If any significant changes happen to the project we are funding, or to your organisation (e.g. change of leadership, premises move), or if the timescale of a project has changed, it is important that you contact us as soon as possible to let us know.

We believe in having honest and open relationships with our grantees so please do contact us to discuss any project variations before they are implemented.

Grant Fraud

The MSE Charity takes grant fraud very seriously as this diverts scarce resources and support away from legitimate charitable causes, and is potentially subject to criminal proceedings. Please read our Anti Fraud Policy Statement.

Using the MSE Charity Logo

During the period of your grant, you may use the MSE Charity logo in various marketing communications relevant to the grant given. For example in project resources, on social media or in your annual report.

We do not permit organisations to use the MSE Charity logo on their letterhead.

Our logo is available on request to grantees, please contact the Operations Manager at

Reporting & Monitoring

Further to our Charity’s strategic review during 2016, the Trustees identified in particular the need to gain more insight into the ‘difference’ and ‘impact’ our grants make.

To this end we re-structured the grant monitoring for grants, so two elements are now required.

1) End of Project Grant Report Form

This online report needs to be completed within one calendar month after the end of your project. A reminder email with an online link to your bespoke report form will be sent one month before the end of your project. If you would like to receive access to it sooner, please get in touch.

You are able to review a template copy of the online report form here.

2) Managing Your Money Beneficiary Survey

We have been piloting the Beneficiary Survey approach in 2017 and 2018, aiming to help smaller organisations with a simple resource that is effective in providing a journey of change, easy to use, and beneficial to all. For us as a funder, it allows us to monitor in a consistent way and evaluate across all grants that we give.

The survey needs to be completed by beneficiaries twice, once before activities start, and then repeated at the end of the activities. It is a generic 8 question, 4 minute survey which can be completed either online or as printed paper version (answers will need to be submitted electronically later). The After Survey includes one extra open ended question.

It should be noted that the final 10% of any grant agreed, is witheld until satisfactory completion of both the grant monitoring report and beneficiary surveys have been received. Future applications will not be considered if the forms have not been returned.