musicThe latest Major Grants from The Freemasons' Grand Charity have been approved, totalling £1,058,000.


£50,000 Cancer Research UK

To fund a research project on pancreatic cancer, focusing on the cells and tissues that support the growth of tumours, at Barts Hospital, London.


£60,000 Diabetes UK

To fund a research project on Type 1 diabetes, aiming to expand knowledge of active specific immunotherapy and develop new biomarkers to track immune response at King’s College, London.


Both of these charities are being joint-funded with the Masonic Samaritan Fund and will be receiving £120,000 in total.


heroes£50,000 Barnardo’s

To help fund the salary of a project worker at the charity’s sexual exploitation service, Plymouth BASE.

£60,000 Buttle UK

To fund the development of the Quality Mark for Care Leavers in higher education.

£16,000 CHICKS

To fund the salary of a supervisor to work with disadvantaged children at residential retreats.

£25,000 Children our Ultimate Investment UK

To fund the Teens and Toddlers programme.

princestrust£30,000 Outward Bound

To fund a bursary scheme enabling disadvantaged young people to participate in three-week adventure activity courses.

£20,000 Street League

To fund the A-Z Academy football programme.

£250,000 The Prince’s Trust

To be distributed to all Provincial and Metropolitan Grand Lodges for local presentations, to fund work-related activities for disadvantaged young people.




£25,000 Calvert Trust Kielder

To fund bursaries for disabled adults at an outdoor activity centre in Northumberland.

jubilee£55,000 Combat Stress

To fund community outreach teams to support ex-Service personnel with mental health problems.

£90,000 Dementia UK

To fund a Chief Nurse post to develop training for specialist dementia nurses, over two years.

£25,000 Dogs for the Disabled

To fund the PAWS service for children with autism.

£50,000 Help for Heroes

To fund the development of therapeutic gardens at four recovery centres for wounded, injured and sick Service personnel.

£25,000 Huntington Disease Association

To fund the regional care advisory service in the north west of England.

£18,000 I Can

To fund a primary school project supporting children who struggle with speech and language skills.

£25,000 Jubilee Sailing Trust

To fund a bursary scheme for disabled people to join a Tall Ship crew.

£12,000 Living Paintings Trust

To fund a catalogue of Touch to See books for pre-school children.

£30,000 Music in Hospitals

To fund live concerts for older people in healthcare settings.

£10,000 PHAB

To fund residential outdoor activity courses for disabled young people.

£30,000 The Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity

To fund a Family Support Worker, to help families with a child with a life-threatening illness.

£22,000 Rett UK

To fund a Family Guide publication for families who have a child with Rett Syndrome.

£25,000 Special Olympics UK

To fund the salary of the volunteer development manager.

£25,000 TB Alert

To fund a project to help raise awareness of the rising prevalence of tuberculosis.

£30,000 Young Minds

To fund the development of the charity’s use of internet technology to provide support services to young people with mental health problems.