Masons give money to mark Jubilee

FREEMASONS are urging organisations in West Yorkshire to apply for grants to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee next year.

Masonic group the Province of Yorkshire, West Riding, will make available up to £250,000 in grants to non-Masonic causes within the geographical area covered by the Province.

A total of £100,000 will be allocated to major grants; the rest will be for minor grants under £5,000.

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John Clayton, provincial grand master, said: “It is fitting that an organisation such as the Freemasons - which instils a moral and ethical approach to life and teaches and practices concern for people, care for the less fortunate and help for those in need - should mark the Diamond Jubilee of The Queen by making available these grants.

“In the last 25 years the Province has given over £2.5M to support local non-Masonic causes.”

Applications for grants, from recognised organisations, must have the support of a Lodge or Chapter in the Province, and will normally be for capital projects or to purchase equipment. Certificates will be given to recipients at a ceremony next June.

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