Money Saving Expert Charity

The MSE Charity provides grants to promote financial literacy through education or other activities.

Who can apply?

  • UK registered charities
  • Community interest companies
  • Credit unions
  • Not-for- profit companies limited by guarantee  
  • Social enterprise companies.

    NB You must demonstrate that the people delivering the project have appropriate qualifications and experience to work with the people group targeted by the project. In addition, they must be qualified and experienced in delivering financial education.

What funding is available?

The majority of the revenue-only grants made are for activity costs although some grants fund salaries and running costs. The majority of grants given are under £5k but exceptional applications could go up to £10k. As the Charity's resources are modest, the Trustees prefer to fund small to medium-sized non-profit organisations. Organisations should have an income under £500,000 and have less than six months free reserves.

Grant Rounds 2017 – 2018

Raising the Next Generation

  • Projects focused on children, youth and families – schools-based work, migrants, lone parents, victims and survivors of domestic abuse, NEET, family outreach services

Life Changing Transitions

  • Projects focused on bereavement, redundancy, retirement, relationship breakdown, homelessness, offenders, resettlement

Living with Long-Term Challenges

  • Projects focused on dementia, autism, learning difficulties, caring responsibilities, mental illness, brain injury, stroke.

Building and Developing Resilience

  • Projects focused on mental health, well-being, cook well for less, training others, independent living skills, peer mentoring

For full details on applying and FAQs see the website