David S Pratt, The Provincial Grand Master of the Province of Yorkshire West Riding
(by Harrogate Informer, April 9, 2019)
Three Harrogate organisations have received a share of grants totalling £33,000, courtesy of the Freemasons.
The donations, ranging from £500 to £3,000, come from the Province of Yorkshire West Riding’s Provincial Grand Master’s Fund, which each year gives grants to good causes in West, South, East and North Yorkshire, totalling some £200,000.
In addition to “minor” grants – which range between £500 and £5,000 and are given on a quarterly basis – “major” grants, which can be in excess of £30,000, are awarded once a year and presented at the fraternity’s annual May meeting at Harrogate’s Royal Hall.
Those Harrogate organisations to benefit from the latest round of grant giving include:
Harrogate Hospital Radio – £3,000 to continue providing service they need by install wi-fi radios to each hospital bed
Harrogate Homeless Project Ltd – £1,700 to buy five iPad tablets to enable hostel and support workers to improve their service
1st Harrogate Girls Brigade and 3rd Harrogate Boys Brigade – £2,500 to replace…