Grand Charity goes outward bound
The Outward Bound Trust has received a grant of £30,000 from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity which, since 1985, has donated over £250,000 in total. The grant helps fund bursaries that will enable disadvantaged young people to go on three-week outdoor learning programmes. Nearly 25,000 youngsters took part in these activity courses during 2011, and more than 69 per cent were bursary funded.
Mike Clementson, Cumberland & Westmorland Provincial Information Officer, said: ‘Providing support to disadvantaged youths is at the heart of the grant-making funded by the Grand Charity. The masonic community, both locally and nationally, recognises the importance in supporting young people today and we are therefore delighted to be able to show our support for Outward Bound once again.’
Nick Barrett, Outward Bound Trust chief executive, added: ‘We are delighted to have Freemasons’ continued support. This kind of donation enables us to provide crucial bursary support to hundreds more young people each year.’