We appreciate these events cost money, and we aim to keep the costs for our members as low as possible.
If you do require additional funding/grants for attending, please see below a template letter and a few organisations which may help;
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Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) is the association of Rotary clubs within England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. RIBI has over 1,800 clubs consisting of more than 50,000 men and women from all walks of life.
Our clubs are based in local communities where members meet on a regular basis to enjoy friendship, networking and to plan projects that will benefit the lives of others. Clubs utilise the skills, expertise and dedication of their members to help improve the lives of people in communities both at home and abroad.
Rotary members unite at home and across the globe to put our experience and knowledge to work tackling our most pressing challenges. We focus our efforts in six areas: promoting peace, preventing diseases, providing access to clean water and sanitation, enhancing maternal and child health, improving basic education and literacy, and helping communities develop.
If you would like to join Rotary, volunteer your time to a community project or make a donation, register your interest and your local club will contact you.
Inner Wheel is an international organisation closely linked to Rotary International that was founded in 1924 to unite wives and daughters of Rotarians. Inner Wheel Clubs exist in over 103 countries. Like Rotary, Inner Wheel is divided into local clubs and districts. Female spouses of Rotary members are traditionally called "Rotarianns".
For Freemasons, for families, for everyone
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.
Most of the support provided by the Masonic Charitable Foundation takes the form of financial grants to individuals and families to assist with daily living costs. We can also award grants to provide specific items or services.
A range of health and care needs, including medical and dental treatments, counselling and mobility aids or home adaptations are supported, with funding also available for respite, residential, nursing and dementia care.
Our professional Advice and Support team offers confidential and practical guidance about the support available from the Masonic Charitable Foundation and many other organisations.
In addition to the support we provide to Freemasons and their families, the Masonic Charitable Foundation awards millions of pounds each year to local and national charities that help vulnerable people, advance medical research and provide opportunities for young people.
We also help to fund vital services such as hospices and air ambulances and regularly contribute to worldwide appeals for disaster relief. In total, our support helps to improve the lives of thousands of people every year in England, Wales and internationally.
The Foundation brings together the work of four national Charities which had been operating separately under various names since the early 18th Century.
We raise large amounts of money for charity by holding social events, and these also give members the opportunity to get to know each other on an informal basis. At our Centenary celebrations in 2008, half a million pounds was presented to two cancer charities. Where each Worshipful Master selects during her year of office a charity particularly dear to her. The money is shared between the charity and the Order's Charities at Grand Lodge.
The Probus Information Centre was established 40 years ago, by our founder Ralph Derek Harper.
Ralph designed the infamous insignia that today gives Probians worldwide recognition.
The P.I.C. was created by Ralph to provide a crossroads of communication, information and services to Probus Clubs in the UK (as in the late sixties there was none in existence) and is recognised by worldwide Probus board members and Rotary International as the point of contact in the UK.
For over 30 years we have published a listing of the clubs in a directory format. This has become a valuable tool, assisting with the movement and recruitment of Probians, and establishing new clubs.
We here at P.I.C. would like to thank you all for your continued support over the last 40 years and welcome you to contact us.
The University of the Third Age (U3A) movement is a unique and exciting organisation which provides, through its U3As, life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for its own reward: the sheer joy of discovery!
Members share their skills and life experiences: the learners teach and the teachers learn, and there is no distinction between them.
The U3A movement is supported by its national organisation, the Third Age Trust.
Our name comes from a speech from the then Prince of Wales, made in 1927 to the British industries fair: "The young business and professional men of this country must get together round the table, adopt methods that have proved so sound in the past, adapt them to the changing needs of the times and wherever possible, improve them".
The speech inspired the name, and also provided our motto: adopt, adapt, improve - principles that remain at the heart of the organisation.
The first Round Table was formed in Norwich in 1927.
Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people, helping 72,043 families last year with over £33 million of grants and services.
We believe that all families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people should have the same opportunities as others. Beginning with the most vulnerable, those on low incomes, and considering all conditions against our disability criteria, we aim to make a difference to outcomes for children and young people with disabilities or serious illnesses and the lives of the families raising them across the UK.
We provide grants for a wide range of items, such as washing machines, sensory toys, family breaks, bedding, tablets, furniture, outdoor play equipment, clothing and computers. It can be a struggle financially, emotionally and physically for families raising a disabled or seriously ill child, and these grants help break down many of the barriers families face, improving their quality of life and easing the additional daily pressures.
The Family Holiday Association is the only national charity dedicated to providing British seaside breaks and day trips for families struggling with some of the toughest challenges life can bring.
The majority of families we help have never been away before. A simple break from a stressful situation can create precious memories, strengthen bonds and develop a new sense of optimism.
In this section, you can find out more about us; who we are, the difference we make and the history of our organisation
Do you have a Disability?
Are you a parent or carer of a Disabled child or adult?
If so, use this website to save time finding Disability Grants.
Charities and Trusts provide funding towards the high cost of disability equipment, holidays, housing, days out.........in fact anything above and beyond the normal costs of everyday living.
Searching for extra funds takes time - in between work, hospital appointments, caring, therapies........
And the hundred and one other things we all have to juggle every day!
That’s why Disability Grants is here to help YOU, your family or anyone you're supporting with a disability.
Discover what’s available nationally and in your local area by searching the individual sections.
We want a society where everyone can participate equally.
It would also be worth looking at your own Local Funding possibilities. A quick search on the internet can bring up a few suggestions, which could be useful.