Welcome to Freemasons Charity
Yorkshire North and East Ridings CIO

Registered Charity No. 1170209

COVID 19 Emergency Grant

This is in the form of a matched grant to a maximum of £250 to assist in anything Covid related.

It is intended as a quick method of obtaining funds and requires minimal details, unlike normal non-masonic grant requests and should be turned around in about 72 hours.

Please note this is restricted to one claim per lodge or chapter.


The Charity has recently been formed to replace the Provincial Grand Charity of the Freemasons of Yorkshire North and East Ridings, which had existed for the last 30 years.

  • The new CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) will continue the work of the old Provincial Grand Charity, having similar aims and objectives.
  • The FCYNER CIO invites Freemasons’ Lodges in the Province of Yorkshire North and East Ridings to apply for grants for local charities.
    As well as registered charities, other local charitable causes may also receive support.
    Please note that local charities cannot apply directly to FCYNER CIO, but only through a local Masonic Lodge.

Masonic centres within the Province, the Lodges that meet there, and a Provincial contact point are all the website of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Yorkshire North and East Ridings www.pgl-york.org.uk

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 Recent News

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Following donations of £250 each from Ayton Lodge 9595 and Cleveland Lodge to Samaritans #Northallerton and the #Dales
Freemasons Charity Yorkshire N&E Ridings CIO approved matching Covid 19 grants (2 x £250) bringing their total a magnificent £1000.
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Community Kitchen Scarborough are a group of local people who have been brought together by Martyn Hyde (pictured left) from Eat Me Cafe & Social to feed the most vulnerable people in #Scarborough during the #Covid19 outbreak. Martyn, who owns the cafe with husband Stephen Dinaro, has enlisted the help of at least 16 other businesses to help him make and distribute food to those in need while the country is in lockdown. “We have to do something to turn a negative into a positive.” With a meal costing £4 Alan Jarman, Charity Steward of Scarborough based Old Globe Lodge No. 200 applied for £2500 from the Masonic Charitable Foundation Covid 19 Fund to assist the group which has been approved. An overjoyed Martyn said, “Thanks to the #Freemason this will make a significant difference to us and able us to continue our work until the lockdown eases. Many people will be able to enjoy a nutritious and healthy meal during these difficult times.”
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RT @pgl_york: The @thermbi Many thanks to Dignity Funerals for arranging a small outdoor live organ music concert for our residents at Conn…

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A grant-making Masonic Charity in Yorkshire North and East Ridings

Grant Application

To apply, you must be a Charity Steward or Secretary in a Lodge or Chapter within this Province and registered on this site.


Become a Trustee

If you are interested in becoming a Trustee of the CIO please find out more details below



TLC – Teddies for Loving Care, donated to local hosital A&E Departments to comfort children


Contact Us

If you need to contact us about a petition for a grant or any other reason please use the form below.