The Freemasons' Grand Charity News Update -

 Twenty-six smaller, national charities receive funding, plus £192,000 is announced for Air Ambulances and equivalent services.

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 The Freemasons' Grand Charity, 60 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ 
The Freemasons' Grand Charity is the working name of The Grand Charity, Registered Charity No. 281942

The first major grants of 2011 awarded by The Freemasons’ Grand Charity total £676,000. Seventeen charities are receiving funding for projects based throughout England and Wales, in support of vulnerable people and youth opportunities.  

 

On 11th March, a massive earthquake struck Japan, triggering a tsunami that swept across the east coast, leaving a trail of destruction. Thousands of people have already died and thousands more are missing or injured. The President of the Grand Charity has approved an emergency grant of £50,000 to the British Red Cross, to assist with its Japan Tsunami Appeal.

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The Freemasons' Grand Charity, 60 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ
The Freemasons' Grand Charity is the working name of The Grand Charity, Registered Charity No. 281942

The President of the Grand Charity has made an emergency grant of £20,000 following flooding earlier this month in Brazil. Over 1,000 people have died after floods and mudslides swept through an area north of the capital, Rio de Janeiro, destroying hundreds of homes. The money has been passed to the District Grand Lodge of South America, North Division to assist with immediate recovery needs following the floods.

Queensland, Australia has been severely affected by flooding with an estimated 200,000 people suffering as a direct result of the floods. Hundreds of homes and businesses have been evacuated and the State Treasurer has stated the cost of rebuilding is estimated at billions of dollars.

In response to this unprecedented disaster, the President of the Grand Charity has approved an emergency grant of £20,000 to the Grand Lodge of Queensland's "GRAND MASTER'S QUEENSLAND FLOOD APPEAL", which is to assist the wider community.