Six local charities in Berkshire have been nominated to receive an MCF Community Award
To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the United Grand Lodge of England, Freemasons have nominated 300 local charities across England and Wales to receive a grant from the Foundation.
All the nominated charities are guaranteed to receive a grant, but the public vote will determine the amount from £4,000 up to £25,000.
Six good causes have been nominated to receive Berkshire’s share of the special £3 million Community Awards Tercentenary Fund. It’s up to you to decide how much each charity gets:
Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue
Building For The Future
No5 Young People
Reading Association for The Blind
The Bruce Trust
West Berkshire Therapy Centre
The £3 million fund, which is being distributed to mark the 300th anniversary of the formation of the first Grand Lodge in 1717, is being administered by the Masonic Charitable Foundation and will be distributed to 300 charities across the country.
The Masonic Charitable Foundation obtains all of its funding from Freemasons and their families. It is estimated that half of Freemasonry’s total charitable expenditure of over £33m goes to charities that help people in communities across the country.
Martin Peters, Provincial Grand Master, from the Berkshire Freemasons said: “There’s still time to join in our 300th anniversary celebrations by helping us to decide which of these excellent local charities should receive the highest award. Every vote counts, so I encourage everyone from Berkshire to visit the website before the polls close on July 31.”