FOR FREEMASONS & THE COMMUNITY
Registered Charity Number: 701963
The Provincial Grand Charity raises money to help local charities and individuals within Derbyshire, supporting local hospices, food banks, children with additional needs and Riding for the Disabled amongst many other causes.
Each year a Christmas party is held for local care leavers, and a funfair is held for children with additional needs. We have arranged trips to the theatre and to St George's Park, the national football centre and home of the FA, for local disadvantaged children.
We have supported the local army and sea cadets as well as a promising young tennis player who uses a wheelchair and we host an annual Community Awards celebration for small charities which have been nominated by our members for outstanding work in our community.
Charity is at the very heart of Freemasonry and we take pride in our work in the community in Derbyshire.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
What We Are
We are a unique members’ organisation that has thrived for over 300 years. Having no political or religious affiliations, we comprise members of all ages, races, religions, cultures and backgrounds. We meet in our individual Lodges throughout the country where we have ceremonial traditions which encourage us both to be more tolerant and respectful and actively to fulfil our civic and charitable responsibilities; we also make time to eat, drink and meet together, and form lifelong friendships.
What We Aim For
To attract those from all backgrounds and walks of life, enabling them to develop into more thoughtful and confident people. To inspire and challenge them to practise the core values we celebrate – Integrity, Friendship, Respect, Charity – in their private and public lives. To cement our reputation as a force for good in our communities and society at large and as a thriving organisation that people aspire to join.
How We Will Achieve This
Over the next 7 years, we will enhance our reputation as a thriving organisation that people aspire to join and broaden our membership across all age groups.