Emmaus Suffolk started 2021 on a high thanks to a £30,000 boost from Suffolk Freemasons. This generous donation will go a long way in helping us continue the work we do with those who are socially isolated, struggling with long-term unemployment or are at risk of homelessness.

Funded entirely by Freemasons and their families, the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) is one of the largest grant-making charities in the country. Having donated £1m between April and July 2020 to help those impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, Freemasons are now focusing on protecting the homeless, with a new series of donations in England and Wales, totalling £850,000.

Claire Staddon, Chief Executive of Emmaus Suffolk said “We are incredibly grateful to Suffolk Freemasons for their generous grant. This money will be used as part of our new project due to launch later this year, which will enable us to open extra retail space, a new hub and potentially a second community house.”

Deputy Provincial Grand Master of Suffolk Freemasons, Tim McCormick added “We are very pleased to be able to give our support to Emmaus, they do wonderful work supporting people and their families throughout our local community and we know that this grant will help them to further develop the vital work they offer.”

The grant from Suffolk Freemasons comes through the Masonic Charitable Foundation, which is funded by Freemasons, from across England and Wales.