Freemasons donate £54,146 to St Basils for young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

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Masonic Charitable Foundation has awarded a grant to St. Basil’s for £54,146.

St Basils works with young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, helping over 5000 young people per year across the West Midlands region with specific services in Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, the Wyre Forest and Coventry. Every year over 1200 young people are housed in our 29 supported accommodation schemes, which for some young people includes their young children as well. We have a range of prevention, accommodation and support services to help young people regain the stability they need to rebuild their lives, gain skills, training, and employment and move on. The aim is to help them successfully break the ‘cycle of homelessness’ so that they can go on to experience a bright, fulfilling future and never return to a state where they are at risk of homelessness again.

St Basils also works with young people and partners on a national basis (funded separately). They facilitate the National Youth Reference Group and the Youth Homeless Parliament, and are part of the national End Youth Homelessness Alliance and are working to roll out our ‘Positive Pathway’ model nationwide.

The grant will help them to employ a Floating Support Worker over two years to support young people in accommodation in Bromsgrove. More on http://www.stbasils.org.uk/

The Masonic Charitable Foundation is Funded entirely through the generosity of Freemasons and their families, the Masonic Charitable Foundation is one of the largest grant-making charities in the country.

Most of the support provided by the Masonic Charitable Foundation takes the form of financial grants to individuals and families to assist with daily living costs.  We can also award grants to provide specific items or services.

A range of health and care needs, including medical and dental treatments, counseling and mobility aids or home adaptations are supported, with funding also available for respite, residential, nursing and dementia care.

More Information https://mcf.org.uk/about/

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