Matrix, through its Matrix Causes Fund (MCF), provides support to organisations which promote access to justice (particularly for people trying to get support to meet their basic personal needs), or promote equality of opportunity, or promote a sustainable environment. Since 2003, Matrix have committed over £850,000 to national and international charitable causes. Matrix Causes Fund is a restricted fund under the auspices of Prism the Gift Fund, UK charity no. 1099682.
Applications are particularly welcome from organisations whose focus is on supporting the needs of vulnerable people such as prisoners, asylum seekers, people with mental health difficulties, people (particularly children) with disabilities, or women in refuges.
The MCF will only provide an organisation with one-off funds of up to £5,000, or funds of up to £3,000 a year for 3 years. The MCF will fund the costs associated with things like publications, staff/volunteer training, publicity, events and equipment which can benefit many people and be long-lasting. Only in exceptional circumstances, will the MCF provide funds to cover costs (such as salary costs) for an organisation’s direct service delivery to individual clients or members of the public. The MCF does not provide funds to support or replace statutory or other services generally provided by public bodies such as schools.
The Matrix Causes Fund Committee will next meet on Monday 10 July 2017. Any applications to be considered at the meeting should be received by 17.00 on Monday 3 July 2017.
How to apply
For further information and to apply, please visit The Matrix Causes Fund.