West Riding Masonic Charities Limited

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West Riding Masonic Charities Limited is the designated charity of the Masonic Province of Yorkshire, West Riding.   It is a charity and company limited by guarantee deriving all its funds from the voluntary contributions of Freemasons (and their families) within the Province of Yorkshire, West Riding.

The principal aim of the charity is to support present and past Freemasons of the Province and their dependents when in need and who qualify for assistance.   The Charity also assists the non Masonic community with grants for community projects through its Provincial Grand Master’s Fund.

As a registered charity and company limited by guarantee West Riding Masonic Charities Limited has a separate constitution and management structure. Whilst Freemasons form the governing body, great care is taken to ensure that the independent working of the charity is maintained and that potential conflicts of interest are managed in an open and appropriate manner.

At the annual meeting of the charity, directors are elected by the members of the charity to serve a three year term of office. The role of the Directors is to administer, control and distribute the funds donated to the charity and to manage the investments of the Charity in a prudent manner.

Sub committees with specific areas of responsibility report back to the main board on a regular basis.

The Charity

Articles of Association

WRMCL A & A 2016 03

The Provincial Grand Master’s Fund

Provides grants for non masonic communities within the Province.   Local Lodges or Royal Arch Chapters can choose, by ballot, to sponsor a suitable project for a registered charity within their community.   All applications are examined by a small committee, consisting of Directors and non-Directors, who assess the impact that a grant will have on the charity and the community within which it works.

Major Grants

Minor Grants

Applications should be made to the Fund Administrator
PGM’s Fund Guidance Notes & Application Form

Teddies for Loving Care (TLC) Initiative

The TLC Initiative is aimed at comforting distressed children when visiting the accident and emergency department of a hospital (the children take the Teddy home with them after treatment). The scheme supported and funded principally by WRMCL is Province wide and all hospitals with A & E facilities for children are provided with Teddies at no cost to the hospital.

TLC Information Page

Membership of West Riding Masonic Charities Limited

Contact Details

Enquiries can be made by post, addressed to West Riding Masonic Charities Limited at the Provincial Headquarters address, or by email to pgl@wrprovince.co.uk

If you have any concerns about the operation of the Charity, please write in the first instance to W Bro Alan Oldfield, Secretary to the Board, at alanoldfield54@gmail.com  Should you be dissatisfied with the findings or action taken by W Bro Oldfield, you may contact W Bro Graham Shiers, Secretary to the Charity’s Compliance Committee who will independently conduct a review of your concerns and the response to it from the Charity. He may be contacted at grahamshiers@live.co.uk