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Minor and major charities benefit from Grand Charity grants

posted 24 Oct 2010, 08:28 by Michael Davey   [ updated 13 Feb 2011, 09:35 ]
Each year, as part of its overall grant-making activities, the Freemasons' Grand Charity grants around £1.5M to worthwhile projects and causes in England and Wales.  Here is a summary of the grants issued so far this year.

In May 2010, the Freemasons' Grand Charity granted a total of £62,400 to 25 smaller charities including CHICKS (Country Holidays for Inner City Kids), the Queen's Nursing Institute and the Sand Rose Project.

In June, the 2010 annual major grant of £250,000 was awarded to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) Forces Help.

In July, twenty-two further major grants totalling £882,000 were awarded to worthwhile projects and causes in the areas of medical research, youth opportunities and vulnerable people. Receipents included Cambridge Foundation, Centrepoint and Beating Bowel Cancer.

In August, eleven minor grants totalling £36,000 were awarded to national charities including ERIC, Miracles and Refuge.

In October, a further twelve charities were awarded major grants totalling £434,000 for projects based throughout England and Wales in the categories of medical research, support for vulnerable people and youth opportunities as well as one religious building grant.  Recipients included Northwick Park Institute for Medical Research, Kidscape and the British Red Cross.

For full details of the charities benefiting from the minor and major grants programmes in 2010, please visit . For details of how your charity can apply for a grant from the Freemasons' Grand Charity, please visit