Match funding (up to £500)

Tuesday 5th January 2021

Dear Bro / Comp Harold Jones [Charity Steward],
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very Happy New Year and hopefully a better 2021 for all of us.

As you will be aware, we have entered the final year of our 2021 Festival (supporting the RMBI) and I am very conscious that the focus, from a Provincial perspective, has been on maximising our efforts to donate to the RMBI via our Festival scheme. I am extremely grateful for all your hard work in supporting the Festival, which will continue to be our priority until its conclusion at the end of 2021.

However, I know that considerable charitable work continues at a Lodge & Chapter level to support other very worthwhile charities. To ensure 2021 starts on positive note, in conjunction with the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) I would like to extend to you and your Lodge / Chapter the offer of match funding (up to £500) on any donations you are considering making to a registered charity in the month of January*. I appreciate time is of the essence, so if you could contact me to apply for this match funding as soon as possible, it would be of great assistance.

This will provide a number of key benefits for your Lodge / Chapter ;

1. Allow your Lodge/Chapter to build a closer relationship (from a Charity perspective) with key smaller charitable organisations across the whole of our Province ;
2. Uncover excellent charities which are being missed ;
3. Increase the financial support which is being provided ;
4. Raise the profile of Freemasonry further in our communities, which is likely to increase membership interest.

* If you have made any donations in the last 6 months, I would be happy to consider these for match funding too.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Warmest fraternal regards,

WBro/EComp Robert G Payne
Provincial Grand Charity Steward – South Wales