Money Saving Expert (MSE) Charity Announces Funding Theme for September Round

A small number of grants for not-for-profit organisations in the UK for projects that relate to the delivery of financial skills to different defined groups.

MSE Charity has announced the theme for the September 2023 grant round is ‘Life Changes’.

The new round is focused on funding groups working with adults who are impacted by specific life changes (bereavement, retirement, relationship breakdown, homelessness, offenders or resettlement, migrants/refugees), to develop the personal financial life skills which are essential to navigate through the transition they are facing.

Grants of up to £8,000 will be available (an increase from £500 from previous rounds).

Full project cost recovery will be considered, but costs must only relate to the project itself and not the organisation’s core funding.

Small to medium-sized non-profit organisations with a constitution can apply, including UK registered charities, community interest companies, social enterprises and credit unions. To be eligible, applicants must be based in the UK, looking for funding for UK based activities, have an annual income of less than £750,000 and unrestricted reserves that are less than six months of their running costs.

Applications are usually invited twice a year: in February and September.

The September application form questions and eligibility quiz are currently available to review, and groups should review them before the fund opens for applications as each grant round is limited to the first 40 accepted applications. Previous rounds have closed within a couple of weeks of opening.

Applications will be accepted from 4 September to 29 September 2023