Funding for individuals

The Mason Trust runs a funding programme to assist individuals with projects, ideas and trips.

Applicants must be aged 12 - 25 and reside within Norfolk and Suffolk.

The Trust has no minimum or maximum amounts of funding that can be applied for and consider each application received on its own merit however, please be aware that we are a small, self-funding charity and as such are not in a position to award large sums of money. The Trust is unable to cover capital costs for projects.

We accept applications from individuals directly. Meeting dates and deadlines for receipt of applications are highlighted below.

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.

We do not limit the amount of applications you can make to us however, successful applicants will only receive funding up to a maximum of three times. After which, further applications for grant funding from the same individual will be ineligible for consideration.

The table below sets out the meeting schedule together with deadlines for applications (dates are subject to change). You will need to ensure that your application reaches us by the date specified. If you have a specific date you are working towards for receipt of funding, you must ensure that you allow enough time for your application to be considered to meet your target date. This information will need to be included within your application. Applications received after the deadline will be put forward to the next scheduled meeting.  Applications will not be considered outside of the normal meeting schedule. We are unable to provide retrospective funding.

Meeting DateDeadline for Submitting Application
Wednesday 24 April 2019 Monday 4 March 2019
Wednesday 17 July 2019Monday 3 June 2019
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 your chosen 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. Depending on when we receive your funding application this may be a number of weeks. 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.