Freemasons support 17 small charities with £57,500

The Freemasons’ Grand Charity is giving 17 charities a total of £57,500 as part of its Minor Grants Programme. Grants range from £2,000 to £5,000 and are given to support a wide range of causes.

The following charities have received grants:

DEMAND £2,500
A charity dedicated to helping people with disabilities that require bespoke equipment to help them with their everyday lives.
Headquarters located in Hertfordshire.
www.demand.org.uk

Drake Music £2,500
The only organisation in England specialising in the use of assistive music technology to break down (physical/societal) barriers to participation in music and the arts.
Headquarters located in London.
www.drakemusic.org

Fishing for Heroes £2,500
A nationwide charity based in Derby with the aim of helping forces personnel who are suffering from emotional issues after the horrors of active service.
Headquarters located in Derbyshire.
www.fishingforheroes.com

FoodCycle £5,000
FoodCycle runs volunteer-powered community projects across the UK – working to reduce food poverty and social isolation by serving tasty, nutritious meals to vulnerable groups.
Headquarters located in London.
www.foodcycle.org.uk

Grandparents Plus £2,500
Grandparents Plus is the national charity that champions the vital role of grandparents and the wider family, in children’s lives.
Headquarters located in London.
www.grandparentsplus.org.uk

Housing the Homeless Central Fund £2,500
A small-grant making charity that supports homeless people, people under threat of becoming homeless or losing essential services due to severe personal setbacks, and carers of children in impoverished circumstances.
Headquarters located in London.

Jumbulance £5,000
The Jumbulance Trust makes it possible for severely disabled and unwell adults, children and dependent elderly people to travel on holidays and day outings.
Headquarters located in Hertfordshire.
www.jumbulance.org.uk

The Masonic Fishing Charity £5,000
The Masonic Fishing Charity’s aim is to bring an interactive fishing and countryside experience to people with special needs.
Headquarters located in Middlesex.
www.mtsfc.org.uk

National Migraine Centre £2,000
The National Migraine Centre is at the forefront of primary headache research, as well as treating sufferers of migraine and cluster headache for over 30 years.
Headquarters located in London.
www.migraineclinic.org.uk

NBFA Assisting the Elderly £5,000
By offering a select range of practical services, the NBFA actively encourage independent living in older age and help to combat loneliness.
Headquarters located in London.
nbfa.org.uk

Peter Le Marchant Trust £5,000
Offering holidays and day trips on three disability-adapted boats for children, adults and families who are living with disabilities and serious illnesses.
Headquarters located in Leicestershire.
www.peterlemarchanttrust.co.uk

Pod Charitable Trust £2,500
A nationwide charity that organises entertainment for children in hospital, to help alleviate the trauma of a hospital stay by sowing the seeds of fun, laughter and feeling better.
Headquarters located in North Wales.
podchildrenscharity.com

REACT £5,000
REACT are working towards improving the quality of life for children with life-limiting illnesses living in financially disadvantaged households throughout the UK.
Headquarters located in Surrey.
reactcharity.org

Sebastian’s Action Trust £2,500
Sebastian’s Action Trust has created the UK’s only purpose-built facility that offers respite holidays to very sick children and their families, enabling precious time to be spent together.
Headquarters located in Surrey.
sebastiansactiontrust.org

Sky Badger £2,500
Sky Badger is a charity that finds help and adventure for disabled children and their families in the UK.
Headquarters located in Bedfordshire.
skybadger.co.uk

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide £3,000
A self-help organisation that exists to meet the needs of people aged 18+ bereaved by suicide, and to help them overcome the isolation they may experience.
Headquarters located in Derbyshire.
uk-sobs.org.uk

Tourettes Action £2,500
Tourettes Action is the leading support and research charity for people with Tourette Syndrome and their families.
Headquarters located in Surrey.
www.tourettes-action.org.uk

TOTAL: £57,500

The Minor Grants programme is part of the overall £2.5million donated by The Freemasons’ Grand Charity every year.

For further information, please contact Alex Hutson, Marketing & Communications Manager at The Freemasons’ Grand Charity on ahutson@the-grand-charity.org or 020 7395 9385.


Posted in Charity News on June 9th, 2014 by David Clough

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