An online public vote is being held to decide which local charities within Leicestershire and Rutland will receive up to £25,000 each, as part of Freemasonry’s 300th anniversary celebrations.
Freemasons have nominated 6 good causes to receive Leicestershire and Rutland’s share of a special £3 million Community Awards Tercentenary Fund.
The charities that local Freemasons have selected for the public vote are:
The Laura Centre (Leicester)
Leicester Childrens Holiday Centre (Mablethorpe)
Anyone who wishes to vote for one of the nominated charities should visit mcf.org.uk/vote, select the Leicestershire and Rutland page and vote for the charity of their choice. All the nominated charities are guaranteed to receive a grant, but the public vote will determine the amount from £4,000 up to £25,000.
The £3 million fund, which is being distributed to mark the 300th anniversary of the formation of the first Grand Lodge in 1717, is being administered by the Masonic Charitable Foundation and will be distributed to 300 charities across the country.
The Masonic Charitable Foundation receives all of its funding from Freemasons and their families. It is estimated that half of Freemasonry’s total charitable expenditure of over £33m goes to charities that help people in communities across the country.
David Hagger, Provincial Grand Master of the Leicestershire and Rutland Freemasons said:
“We are delighted to be able to invite the whole community to join our 300th anniversary celebrations by helping us to decide which of these excellent local charities should receive the highest award. Every vote counts, so I encourage everyone from Leicestershire and Rutland to visit the website and take part.”
To vote for your favourite charity in Leicestershire and Rutland to win up to £25,000, visit mcf.org.uk/vote