What we Fund

Our Purpose

The MSE Charity is dedicated to supporting UK voluntary groups deliver financial life skills, which make a lasting impact on the way people think, behave & manage their money.

Who we Fund

We prefer to fund small to medium-sized non-profit organisations with a constitution for example registered Charities, CICs, Credit Unions, excluding statutory organisations.

Organisations should have an annual income under £750,000 and have less than six months free reserves.

Take our quick Eligibility Quiz to see if we can fund your organisation. 

How we Fund

Usually we invite organisations to apply if they have a great idea for a financial capability project, related to the current grant round theme.  

Each round will focus on delivering financial life skills projects to organisations who assist and support defined groups.   The group categories range from children, carers, older people, offenders, to those living with disabilities. 

Applications are only invited online in January and in September.  All grants are below £8,000.

Grant Round Themes & Dates

There are usually two themed grant rounds per year, there are four different themes which rotate through a two year cycle.  Following the January 2024 grant round, the Charity will go into a period of strategic review and will consider future grant themes.  Updates will be posted on our Latest News page. 

A grant round closes early if 40 applications have been accepted, so make sure you apply early in the month the grant round is open.  

Applications Accepted - 15th January – 16th February 2024 

Decision Meeting - 13th March 2024