A number of organisations from the Harrogate District are to benefit from the generous support of the Freemasons.
Harrogate’s Rosset Green Secondary School for children with special needs, ARCH mediation services and Horticap Ltd; Knaresborough-based Ohana and Ripon Community Link, are five of a total of 20 groups to receive a share of £36,850 from the Province of Yorkshire West Riding’s Provincial Grand Master’s Fund.
Each year, the fund allocates £200,000 in major and minor grants, but, as this year marks the tercentenary of the first United Grand Lodge of England, and the Province of Yorkshire West Riding’s bicentenary, this figure has been increased to £300,000.
The grants are presented on a quarterly basis and the recipients are nominated by Masonic lodges in North, West, South and East Yorkshire.
Horticap Ltd. will receive £2500 to go towards buying a trailer with a loading ramp.
- ARCH Mediation Services is being given £2000 in order to buy computer equipment to improve marketing services
- Ripon Community Link will be receiving £1100 to install a bubble wall panel for a sensory room
- Rossett Green Secondary is set to receive £1000 to build a dry stone wall in their sensory garden
- Ohana will also receive £1000 to acquire sensory fibre Combo equipment used to calm children
David S Pratt, the Provincial Grand Master of the Province of Yorkshire West Riding, said:
I’m delighted that so many deserving causes are benefiting again from the generosity of Freemasons.
These recipients all make a real difference to the communities that we live and work in and these grants will enable them to purchase a host of different items.
All the money has been raised at local level to be spent here, within this wonderful province of Yorkshire, West Riding.