The charity has been successful in its bid to the Masonic Charitable Foundation’s Early Years Opportunities programme for a £15,000 grant, which will be split over three years. The grant will help with the day-to-day running costs of the Centre.
Pat Roberts, Nursery and After-school Manager at Centre 56, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to receive this wonderful support. As a small charity we rely on funding to give children the best start in life. This fantastic grant from Masonic Charitable Foundation will help us to be there when children and families need us most.
“We cannot thank the Freemasons enough for their generosity and kindness”.
Centre 56 is a safe place for children and families in crisis. Its services are unique in Merseyside as it offers nursery and after-school places to children who have experienced domestic abuse – up to 58 children every year. It also provides support and training services to parents and families. Centre 56 strengthens families and helps children to flourish.
The Masonic Charitable Foundation encourages opportunity, promotes independence and improves wellbeing. Its Early Years Opportunities programme helps disadvantaged children and young people to overcome the barriers they face. The foundation is one of the largest grant-making charities in the country and supports charities across England and Wales. Its work is funded solely through the generous donations of Freemasons, their families and friends.