Funding

Assisting individuals with projects, ideas and trips.

Important Notice regarding Grant Funding Programme

From January 2020 we have taken the decision to temporarily suspend our grant funding programme for 12 months, with the focus of our activity during the period being the continuing development of our Education programme.

Our last meeting where we will consider funding applications is listed in the table below together with the deadline for submitting applications to us. We will not be able to consider any applications received after the 27th of August 2019.


Before submitting your application to the Trust, please ensure that you read our ‘Guide for Applicants’ document which can be found by clicking on the button at the bottom of this page. This is updated on a regular basis and must be referred to prior to any applications being made in case there are changes that will affect your submission. Young people can submit applications to us before their 12th birthday so long as they will be 12 years old at the time the activity/trip or project takes place. In line with new GDPR rules, anyone under the aged of 13 at the time of applying will need to get either their parent or guardian to countersign the application form. In this case anyone under the age of 13 will be unable to use our online application form.

Meeting DateDeadline for Submitting Applications
Wednesday 2 October 2019Tuesday 27 August 2019

All applications will be acknowledged in writing. If you have provided us with an email address, it is vital that you check your inbox/junk/spam mail regularly as we will contact you this way. We ask that you respond promptly to any emails as any delays in receiving replies may result in your application not being reviewed by the Trustees at the October meeting. If further information is required we will write requesting such information otherwise, no correspondence, other than the acknowledgement, will be sent until after the Trustees have met. We are unable to provide any information or discuss applications over the phone.

Use the 'Apply for Funding' button below to access our applications page which contains our Guide for Applicants, a manual application form* and our online application process. 

The online process is the fastest way to make an application to us, though please make sure that you have any supporting documents / information to hand as you may need it during the application.

*If are you are unable to fill in the online application form or would prefer to use a manual form, you can access one of those too, at the top of the application form page.  This will need to be downloaded and emailed or posted to us once complete.


Fundraising

We know that fundraising can be a daunting task so we have put together some ideas that may help get you started. You may have already thought of some of them but it’s always worth checking to see if there are some new ideas which may help.

Ideas

When it comes to fundraising it’s sometimes hard to come up with innovative ways to raise money. Below are some examples of ideas to help get you started:

  • Sell unwanted items online (Ebay and Facebook)
  • Hold a car boot/jumble sale
  • Wash cars for your neighbours or organise one at your school/college
  • Do a sponsored event – run, bike ride, swim, dog walk or silence (there are lots of other things as well)
  • Make something and sell it – cakes, cards, keyrings, smoothies etc
  • Sell logo space to local companies on t-shirts/hoodies
  • Hold a non-uniform day at school/college
  • Hold a quiz – get family and friends involved
  • Mow lawns, do some gardening jobs or cleaning for family and friends
  • Ask for money in lieu of birthday or Christmas presents
  • Bag packing at a local supermarket
  • Write to local companies to request donations
  • Hold a coffee morning or afternoon tea
  • Organise an Easter egg hunt
  • Carol singing
  • Auction your time to help someone
  • Hold a raffle
  • Dog walking
  • Bingo night
  • Organise a concert or play

Other Potential Funders

We have put together a list of other organisations who may be able to provide funding support.

(This information has been sourced via internet searches and The Mason Trust is not responsible for any content or misinformation that may occur. We have no affiliation with any of the organisations listed. Individuals will need to undertake their own checks regarding eligibility and any specific criteria which may be in place before making an application to these funds. All information is presumed correct at time of publication.)

Anguish’s Educational Foundation www.anguishseducationalfoundation.org.uk

Arts Council England www.artscouncil.org.uk

DSC Sports Funding www.dsc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/download-file-TheGuide-to-Sports-Funding-FINAL-FOR-WEBSITE.pdf

Help Musicians UK www.helpmusicians.org.uk

Nelson Spirit www.nelsonspirit.co.uk

PRS Foundation www.prsfoundation.com

Seckford Springboard www.seckfordspringboard.org.uk

Sir Peter Seaman Charity www.greathospital.org.uk/sir-peter-seaman-charity

Sir Philip Reckitt Educational Trust www.spret.org

Sports Aid www.sportsaid.org.uk

The Annie Tranmer Charitable Trust 55 Dobbs Lane, Kesgrave, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP5 2QA amwilliams7903@gmail.com

The Foundation of Joanna Scott www.foundationofjoannascott.org.uk

The Fitzmaurice Trust Avian Way, Salhouse, Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR7 9AJ trust@fitzmaurice.co.uk

The Kerrison Trust The Principals House, Kerrison, Thondon, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7JG office@kerrison.org.uk

The Michael Tippett Musical Foundation www.tippettfoundation.org.uk

The Princes Trust www.princes-trust.org.uk

The Rob George Foundation www.therobgeorgefoundation.co.uk

The Taylor & Hammond Educational Foundation 24 Cavendish Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 2AR tandhammond@gmail.com

Williams Serendipity TrustC/O 4 The Sanctuary, Westminster, London, SW1P 3JS

Winter Sports Foundation www.wintersportsfoundation.co.uk

Youth Music www.youthmusic.org.uk