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Nottinghamshire Freemasons – Supporting the Community

 

The end of the Tercentenary year will see Nottinghamshire Freemasons complete over £1.5 million of donations to charitable causes in the last 6 years; two-thirds of which (a million pounds) was to non-masonic charities - nearly all of whom are in Nottinghamshire. The Province is also delighted to be associated with the new Masonic Charitable Foundation Awards Scheme to celebrate the Tercentenary Year; and has successfully nominated six charities in the County who will share a further £65,000 in grants. In parallel with this the University of Nottingham will also receive a research grant of £65,000 towards curing and preventing blindness in those suffering from Diabetes.

In the last two years alone, Freemasons have donated to diverse charities, for example: Portland College; Clipstone Colts Youth Football Club; Pulp Friction; several Community First Reponders Groups; the Pythian Club and Nottinghamshire Scouts. We also continue several bursary schemes supporting young people in the community such as: the Cantanmous Girl's Choir; Thoresby Colliery Brass Band; Nottinghamshire Synchronised Skating Association; Nottingham Youth Orchestra and a scheme to give special needs children ‘a day at the fair’.

The Province of Nottinghamshire tries to support as many groups as possible in the community and to help in that work has identified four key areas of activity. Here are just some examples of where we have contributed:

  • Children and Young People: (drug abuse and education, alcohol education, crime reduction support, education support
  • Older and Vulnerable People: (support for people who are alone, support for carers, luncheon clubs, equipment to develop skills, outings
  • Healthier Communities: (support to carers for mentally and/or physically disadvantaged people, support for those mentally and/or physically disadvantaged)
  • Sustainable Communities: (community gardens, green spaces, memorials, heritage buildings and land, community volunteers)

In addition to the above, Nottinghamshire Freemasons have, in the last 5 years, given well over two million pounds to a national masonic charity for girls and boys and are targeting to achieve three million pounds by this time next year.

The charities listed below will be represented in our Charity Village at our Community Fun Day and all are proud to have received support from Nottinghamshire Freemasons.

Hospice Services
Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice
Rainbows Hospice Loughborough
Nottinghamshire Hospice
Beaumond House Community Hospice Newark
Bassetlaw Good Shepherd Hospice
Rescue & Ambulance Services
Notts & Lincs Air Ambulance
Notts Search & Rescue
Red Cross
Newark First Responders
Trent First Responders
Bassetlaw District First Responders

Specialist Youth Education & Support Services
Portland College
Fountaindale School
Oakfield School

Community Youth Groups
Nottinghamshire Scouts
Nottinghamshire Boys Brigade
Nottinghamshire Guides
1260 Newark Squadron Air Cadets

Community Food Groups
Secret Kitchen
St Anns Allotments
St Mary’s Food Bank @ Sutton
Nourish Associates
Stonebridge City Farm
Arkwright Gardens

Junior Football
Mansfield Town Boys FC
Broxtowe United FC
Teversal Ladies FC
Ravenshead Reds JFC
Bilborough United FC
Clipstone Colts YFC
Bagthorpe Athletic FC
Clipstone Welfare FC Madrid

Freemasons of Bassetlaw
League of Friends of Bassetlaw Hospital
Trust FM Hospital Radio
Dukeries Riding for the Disabled
1403 Retford Squadron Air Cadets

Parkinson’s UK

Teddies for Loving Care

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