Masonic Charitiable Foundation Grant to the Children’s Trust

Masonic Charitable FoundationMCF Tercentenary Community Awards 2017
Three Hundred Charities, Three Million Pounds, Three Hundred Years of Freemasonry.
The 8 Charities nominated by the Province will receive grants of up to £4,000 x 3. £6,000 x 2. £15,000 x 2 and £25,000 x 1.

The size of grant being decided by a public vote, which will open on 12th June and close on 31st July with an announcement being made in August stating how much each charity has been awarded. The Charities which receive the largest number of votes will receive the largest proportion of the £79,000.00 allocated to this Province.

To ensure the Charity of your choice has the best possible chance of receiving a large grant it will be up to you to rally round your Brethren, Family, Friends, Work Colleagues, in fact anyone you can get to cast a vote. Only one vote will be allowed for each person.

The voting will be on line at 

This voting portal will not open until the 12th June. Alternatively, votes may be cast by telephone, details of how to do this will also appear on the ‘vote’ website.  Please do not attempt to vote until the 12th June.      

The names of the 8 nominated Charities are as follows: –

Learning Partnerships. A Leeds based charity with 25 years experience of working in the inner city to provide opportunities and support for children, young people and adults to access education, employment, training and volunteering. Learning Partnerships offer a range of programs and opportunities from volunteering and work placement schemes to diverse training and educational courses.

Selby District Peter Pan Nursery. A pre school nursery for children and families in North and West Yorkshire with additional needs. Places are available for children with disabilities, illness, learning difficulties, behavioural issues etc. They also support children whose families are experiencing difficulties or are in need of respite and support.

Vision Support Harrogate District. Seek to enable visually impaired people to live independently and provide opportunities to meet and interact with other visually impaired people. They offer Information Technology training; provide advice on the help that is available; information on what being visually impaired means; opportunities to socialise, develop, or re-awaken craft skills.

Paperworks (Harrogate) Limited. Assist people with learning and / or physical disabilities through educational and vocational training to encourage them to find gainful employment.

Skillshop Limited. The aim of Skillshop is to provide specialised training for adults with learning disabilities in a caring environment. The objectives are to improve people’s self-esteem, confidence and personal development and break down social isolation. Based in Halifax.

Motive8 Bradford LTD. Motive8 offers a tailor-made provision for young people that are NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training). Learners are to identify their own goals and will be helped to realise their potential through personalised learning plans.

Aurora Wellbeing Centres. Support local people and their families living with cancer. Anyone with a diagnosis receives a free package of support, wellbeing programs and holistic & beauty treatments to help raise their self-esteem and confidence. The centre is based in Mexborough.

Autism Plus. Is a charity that supports adults and young people with Autism, learning disabilities and mental health conditions across Yorkshire and Humber. Based in Sheffield and Thorne.