KIDS has received a £36,000 major grant from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity. This grant is to be used to fund the salary of a Schools Inclusion Officer who will work with over 100 families and schools in Hull each year to prevent exclusions. KIDS currently works with 7,000 disabled children across the UK, helping them to realise their aspirations and live an independent life.

Disabled children are more likely to be excluded from school than their non-disabled peers. KIDS is tackling this issue through the implementation of the role of Schools Inclusion Officer. The Inclusion Officer works proactively with children, the school and their families, ensuring that problems are resolved before any relationships breakdown. It is expected that this grant will assist over 100 children and their families in the Yorkshire area.

The Masonic community seeks to fund practical projects that help young people who are struggling in some way, giving them more opportunities to succeed in life - so we are delighted to be in a position to make this donation.”

The Major Grants Scheme is just one of the initiatives driven by The Freemasons’ Grand Charity which donates over £3 million to national charities every year.