How Our Province Benefits
In 2011, the Province of East Kent received £505,518 from the four central Masonic Charities. (Plus grants made to non-Masonic national charities with branches in East Kent).
The Freemasons’ Grand Charity.
The Provincial Grand Almoner and his hard-working Committee have been dealing with
applications for assistance throughout the year and our thanks must go to all those involved in this ever growing and important work.
The Freemasons’ Grand Charity supports brethren or their dependents from East Kent who are in distressed circumstances. In 2011 sixty-two grants were made to recipients in the Province of East Kent to the value of £162,140.
Plus National awards from the Freemasons’ Grand Charity in 2011 to non-Masonic charities with offices in East Kent.
|Kent Air Ambulance||£4,000|
|Rarer Cancers Foundation||£2,000|
|Demelza House Children’s Hospice in Sittingbourne||£2,913|
|Heart of Kent Hospice in Aylesford,||£2,704|
|Pilgrims Hospices in Canterbury, Ashford & Thanet||£10,668|
|Ellenor Lions Hospice||
Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys.
At present the Province of East Kent has 44, all children or dependents of Brethren in the Province of East Kent who receive the assistance of the Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys at an annual cost last year of £123,840.
Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution.
Our Province currently has fourteen people residing in Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution Homes of which nine are self-funded and five fully supported by the RMBI, at an annual cost of £79,446.
Masonic Samaritan Fund.
Thirty three grants for assistance during 2011 were approved at a cost of £140,092 to the Masonic Samaritan Fund.