The Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys have awarded over £250,000 to ten charities across England and Wales through its Stepping Stones scheme, bringing the total grants awarded by the scheme to over £1.3 million.
Stepping Stones was launched in 2010 and is just one of the ways that Freemasons support young people in their communities. Over the past five years, grants have been awarded to 63 local and national charities, removing barriers to education and employment for thousands of disadvantaged children and young people.
These are the final grants to be awarded through Stepping Stones as the Trust will become part of the new Masonic Charitable Foundation from April 2016. The Foundation will provide the full range of support currently available from the existing central Masonic Charities to Freemasons and their families, and to charities working with disadvantaged young people