Funding vital research
An annual UK-wide awareness week began on 12 June for Diabetes UK, a charity that cares for and campaigns on behalf of those affected by, or at risk of, diabetes
Diabetes UK is one of the largest funders of research into diabetes in the UK. Last year, the masonic charities provided grants totalling £105,000 to Diabetes UK to fund two vital projects: research into links between diabetes and dementia, and research into a vaccine for Type 1 diabetes.
In 2015, more than £1.5 million was awarded on behalf of the Craft to fund a wide range of medical and social research into disabilities, diseases and conditions that Freemasons and their families have said they care about greatly. The Foundation continues to support such causes.