MS Positive’s Small Grant Programme

//MS Positive’s Small Grant Programme
MS Positive’s Small Grant Programme 2018-10-08T07:43:26+00:00

MS Positive runs a small grants programme, with a total budget of £22,000 in the current year, to support individuals and organisations that:

  • Provide practical and emotional support to people affected by MS, their families and friends
  • Promote health, fitness and wellbeing amongst those with MS
  • Are dealing with MS and need help to live their lives positively whatever each day brings

Criteria

Grant-making is at the absolute discretion of the Chair, subject to the restrictions below.

In deciding whether to make any particular grant the Chair will have consideration for whether:

  • The grant is in line with MS Positive’s charitable objectives and the priorities above
  • The grant will improve the health, fitness and wellbeing of one or more people with MS
  • The grant will help the recipient to deal with the impact of MS on themselves or their families, especially their children
  • Alternative sources are income might be available and whether donations might attract match-funding

Restrictions

The chair’s discretion will be subject to the following restrictions:

  • She will consult at least two other trustees before approving any application
  • No single organisation may benefit from more than 10% of the small grants programme budget in any single year without the prior agreement of the board
  • No individual may benefit from more than 4% of the small grants programme budget in any single year
  • Grants will not be made for medical research or treatment

Examples of the types of grants MS Positive might make

  • To enable an individual with MS to undertake fitness training or other well-being classes
  • To pay for one to one or group assessments and classes
  • To meet travel costs to and from MS treatment or fitness classes
  • To improve facilities at centres which treat or support people with MS
  • To provide respite or child care for people with MS or their carers
  • To provide social, cultural or educational opportunities for people with MS

This list is in no way intended to be comprehensive

Applying

If you would like to apply for a small grant from MS Positive please write to claire@mspositive.co.uk setting out how your application meets the above criteria and specifying the amount required.  Please note you will be asked to provide evidence in support of your claim.

Grants may also be made by the Chair without the receipt of a formal application.

For an informal and private discussion about making an application, please contact info@mspositive.co.uk