A Further Grant - Tanyard Youth Project - Pembroke


On Tuesday 9th May 2023, The Provincial Grand Master, James Ross and the Provincial Grand Charity Steward, Dirk den-Hartog were delighted to re-visit Tanyard Youth Project who have received a grant of £15,000 spread over 3 years from the MCF. The original grant in 2021 was used to  upgrade the equipment in the Film and Music Studio, the heart of digital arts learning at the Youth Project. The current grant is to assist Tanyard with their core costs to help them through the current cost of living crisis. It will enable them to provide a warm, safe and welcoming space that is attractive to young people.


The PGM really enjoyed his last visit in 2021 and on this occasion he couldn't wait to get his hands on one of the many musical instruments which are available for the use of the young people who enjoy the facilities.



Tanayrd is a Youth Club in Pembrokeshire, open six evenings a week throughout the year and welcome all 10–18-year-olds. They also provide daytime activities for adults 18+ and young people up to age 25 this year.


They aim to educate and assist young persons through their leisure time activities to develop their physical, mental, social, and spiritual capacities that they may grow to full maturity as individuals and members of society and their conditions of life may be improved and in furtherance of that object to provide in Pembroke a centre for meeting sessions and other forms of leisure time occupation for the benefit of young persons. The charity will always observe and encourage Christian values.


For Freemasons, for families, for everyone

The Masonic Charitable Foundation builds better lives by enabling opportunity, advancing healthcare and education and promoting independence for Freemasons, their families and the wider community.

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.


How the Foundation helps Masonic families

 A wide range of help and support is available for Freemasons, their wives, partners, widows, children and grandchildren. Most of the support provided takes the form of financial grants to assist with financial, health or family related needs.


  • Daily living costs
  • Grants following an accident, redundancy or personal crisis
  • Funeral bills
  • Minor home repairs


  • Medical treatment
  • Dental treatment
  • Mobility aids and home adaptations
  • Counselling

Family – Children in full-time education

  • Costs for education or training
  • Scholarships, travel grants and student accommodation
  • Supporting exceptional talent in sport, music or the performing arts

Family – Care

  • Masonic care homes – including nursing, residential and dementia care
  • Respite care
  • UK holidays

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The Foundation’s Advice & Support Team offer confidential, impartial and practical guidance about the help we can provide. The Team can also help with applications for state and local authority benefits and can put you in touch with other organisations who can give advice on care, employment and education.

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For further information about the help and support available from the Foundation, please call their dedicated freephone enquiry line: 0800 035 60 90 or email help@mcf.org.uk.  You can also write to Masonic Charitable Foundation, 60 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ

For more information about the Foundation’s grants and the application process, please visit: www.mcf.org.uk


How the Foundation helps communities

In addition to the support provided to Freemasons and their families, the Masonic Charitable Foundation looks beyond Freemasonry, making significant financial grants to charities that help people to live happy, fulfilled lives and to participate actively in society.

The charities supported make a significant and lasting difference to people in need.  We aim to benefit as many people as possible and further those causes about which Freemasons and their families have told us they are most passionate.

To find out more about the Foundation’s Community Support and Research grants, please visit: www.mcf.org.uk/community


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