FREEMASONSâ€™ GRAND CHARITY ANNOUNCES NEW Â£250,000 GRANT A new annual grant initiative has been announced at The Freemasonsâ€™ Grand Charity - Â£250,000 to a major national charity. â€˜Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) Forces Helpâ€™ is to receive the first grant. The money is to be divided and distributed to branches throughout the country, providing funding at a local level. Over the past year The Grand Charity has received numerous requests from individual members asking us to donate to charities supporting the Armed Forces. The Council selected SSAFA Forces Help as the first recipient of a grant under the new initiative to support their excellent work in helping current and former members of the Armed Forces and their families. The members approved the grant of Â£250,000 for SSAFA Forces Help at the Annual General Meeting of The Freemasonsâ€™ Grand Charity on June 9 2010. The aim of this grant is to support local branches, allowing them to decide how they spend their money. We believe that the people on the ground know best where to direct these funds, which will assist hundreds of servicemen and women past and present, and their families. The Freemasonsâ€™ Grand Charity is dedicated to finding new ways of grant-making, in order to provide maximum benefit to people in need.