2015 Donations made to date.
Samaritans: £ 5,000 to help the Samaritans Central London 'Call Centre, which received 107,000 calls last year and responded to 2,910 emails and 8,017 texts.
Heritage and Educational Trust of the London Grand Rank Association: £7,500 to help deserving young people with a family connection to Freemasonry to assist with educational projects together with the purchase of books, manuscripts and articles concerned with Freemasonry to loan or donate to the Library and Museum approved by Grand Lodge.
Friendship Works: £5,000. The charity helps children facing multiple disadvantages through long-term friendship mentoring. The grant will help recruit and train further volunteer mentors for their mentoring scheme. MMC funded a similar program last year.
Summers Trust: £2,500 towards taking 10 and 11 year old underprivileged children from London Boroughs to a residential centre for sport, arts and recreational activities prior to their transition to secondary School. The charity was founded by teachers who recognised their hardships.
LWRC – London Wheelchair Rugby Sports: £4,000 per year for three years. The charity offers disabled people in London with the opportunity to take part in the exciting sport of wheelchair rugby playing which plays an important part in rehabilitation.
RSLB – Royal London Society for Blind People: £2,000 for their early years programme which supports vision impaired young children and their families. The programme provides a life line to families who are often isolated and confused by the diagnosis of their child's visual impairment.
Drama Expressions for Children: £2,000 to help in providing a unique opportunity for children from low homes to participate in drama workshops culminating in a professionally staged production. It gives them confidence, learn drama skills which adds colour to their lives together with social skills etc.
Readathon: £5,000. The first Chairman of Readathon was the legendary Roald Dahl and the charity set up Readathon in hospitals to take the therapeutic power of books and storytellers directly to seriously ill children in hospitals.
LSPT 2015 (Formerly Lambeth Summer Projects): £5,000. The charity with the support of the Lambeth Police and the community provide over 4,000 sessions in 24 activities throughout the Summer Holidays to 9 – 16 year olds in what is a very 'turbulent' area of London.
The Pirate Castle: £5,000. A charity that provides activities for children during the summer holidays. These include team games, kayaking, floating cinema workshop, arts and crafts, canoeing, City farm visits, canal boating and many others.
Norwood Youth Project: £5,000. The Norwood Youth Project was inaugurated with equal grants of £8.750 from the National Lottery and the MMC in 2014. The aim of the charity was to enable young people to access a programme of activities to support their wellbeing and growth. The initial projected membership of the NYP small-scale pilot was for 20 members. The project meets every Wednesday evening and membership has already reached 60 in this inner city deprived area.
Pathways Through Dementia: £3,000. The charity provides help and support to carers who are caring for relatives with dementia with their challenges and the journey ahead including help and advice on decisions for Lasting Power of Attorney and other such matters.
Volunteer Responder Group – London Ambulance Group – NHS: £30,000. The first replacement vehicle of their old five Volvo Response vehicles with a new VW Tiguan.