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 £500,000 and have less than six months free reserves.

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

How we Fund

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

UPDATE -The grant round themes for September 2020 and February 2021 were modified due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

All applications should be Innovative either in Audience, Approach or Delivery

and will make a lasting impact on the way people think behave and manage their money.

Each theme is repeated every two years.

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.

There are two grant rounds per year, applications are only invited online in February and September.

We limit each grant round to the first 40 accepted applications.

All grants are below £7,500.

Grant Round Themes & Dates

There are two rounds per year, four themes rotate through a two year cycle.

Applications Accepted Between

1st February - 26th February 2023

Decision Meeting

3rd April 2023

Applications Accepted Between

1st February – 25th February 2022

Decision Meeting

4th April 2022

Applications Accepted Between

1st September – 30th September 2021

Decision Meeting

8th November 2021

Applications Accepted Between

1st September – 30th September 2022

Decision Meeting

9th November 2022

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