This has been an exciting month with much to celebrate – The Royal Albert Hall, lots of Initiates, opportunities for talented Brethren, a Quiz announced, and more!
Read our PGM’s November message at the link below:
Celebrations continue….and do you feel that buzz around Freemasonry? Plans to raise awareness of our wonderful fraternity are going well!
And a new Assistant PGM announced!
Read our PGM’s October message at the link below:
An excellent service at Ripon Cathedral featuring the laying of a foundation stone ceremony, and an extremely bright future for Freemasonry!
Keep celebrating Tercentenary and Bicentenary style… we don’t need an excuse to enjoy ourselves!
Read our PGM’s September message at the link below:
What is the laying of a foundation stone? What is Freemasonry about? Our PGM shares his view on camera:
[Published by the Harrogate Informer]
Watch the camera footage from inside the Cathedral at:
New Provincial Grand Secretary announced and a busy month planning for the future…
Read our PGM’s August message at the link below:
July a quiet Masonic month? Absolutely not!!
Read our PGM’s July message at the link below:
RMBI Festival, Tercentenary, and more…
Read our PGM’s June message at the link below:
To celebrate the tercentenary of UGLE we made available £300,000 for grants to be awarded from the PGM’s Fund. I am delighted to report that so far this year we have awarded 79 grants totalling £199,370. These grants have made a big difference. This special arrangement for the year comes to an end with the grants being awarded in September. Please submit any applications for worthy causes in good time to take advantage of the enhanced amount.
No absolute guarantees regarding support can be given, however we will always do our very best to respond positively to a qualifying request.
The deadline for submissions to be considered for awards in September is 9th Sepetember 2017.
Fraternal Greetings to All,
Right Worshipful Brother David S. Pratt – Provincial Grand Master
The PGM’s fund is administered by West Riding Masonic Charities Limited (WRMCL) under the personal supervision of its President, the Provincial Grand Master. The Fund was established in 1987 to enable Craft Lodges and Royal Arch Chapters to nominate Non Masonic Charitable Organisations in the Province to receive grants for the benefit of the wider community.
The notes are intended to give general advice on how to submit such an application to the Fund.
PGM’S FUND – NOTES FOR GUIDANCE AND APPLICATION FORM 2017
PGM’S FUND – NOTES FOR GUIDANCE AND APPLICATION FORM 2017 in PDF Format
Povincial Grand Lodge early in May and The PGM’s Fund…
Read our PGM’s May message at the link below:
For those of you who attended the Provincial Grand Lodge meeting in Harrogate on Tuesday, and of course for those of you who couldn’t make it, you can read the Provincial Grand Master’s address and the Masonic Charitable Foundation report to PGL at the links below:
Six charities from across Yorkshire have received grants totalling £109,200 from Yorkshire Freemasons, at their annual Provincial Grand Lodge meeting held this week in Harrogate.
The event, which took place in the spa town’s Royal Hall and was followed by a dinner in the Majestic Hotel, was attended by more than 1,200 members from lodges across North, South, East and West Yorkshire.
To mark The United Grand Lodge of England’s (UGLE) tercentenary, and the Province of Yorkshire West Riding’s bicentenary, the total being given to charities with the Province has been raised from £200,000 to £300,000.
Demand Design and Manufacture for Disability, a Holmfirth-based company has been given £10,000 to buy a CNC Mill and a 3D printer, which will aid the production of equipment for disabled schools, charities and individuals.
Mencap in Kirklees, which provides support and services to enable people with learning difficulties to lead a full life, received £26,000 to buy a 14-seater Peugeot Box Bus with a tail lift to replace an unreliable bus.
Harrogate District Hospital’s Byland Ward has been granted £25,000 to convert and fit out an existing room into a family support room, to provide comfort and enable relatives to be near loved ones as they approach the end of life.
Leeds-based Wharfedale Scout Sailing Centre will now be purchasing a new sailing dinghy, two second hand dinghies, a road trailer and two electric showers with their grant of £12,000.
The Welcome Centre, Huddersfield, a charity offering front-line support to families and individuals in crisis in Kirklees, has received a grant of £11,000 to upgrade IT and telephone equipment and buy a commercial dishwasher.
Huddersfield-based Kirkwood Hospice is the recipient of a £25,200 grant to purchase six electric profiling beds to help nursing staff turn patients that have severely reduced mobility.
Provincial Grandmaster for the Province of Yorkshire West Riding, David S Pratt, said: “It is with tremendous pleasure that we have been able to present these six wonderful charities and organisations with significant grants at our annual meeting.
“All recipients have been nominated by lodges wanting to aid their local communities, with all funds being raised by members themselves.
“We hope that these grants allow the continuation and the enhancement of the wonderful work being done these organisations.”
Rt W Bro Pratt added: “This is a significant year for Freemasons, nationally and regionally. Over the coming months celebrations will be held all over the Province to mark The United Grand Lodge of England’s tercentenary, and our own bicentenary.
“I’m delighted to say that Freemasonry is still very strong in this region, with more than 6,000 members and 200 lodges located in cities, towns and villages throughout the region.
“For the last two centuries we have been very proud of the part that we, as Freemasons, have played in the communities where we live and work, and we will continue do this for many years to come.”