Bradford Works is one of the latest organisations to benefit from a £1,000. Grant from the Provincial Grand Master’s fund.
Based in Saltaire the aim of Bradford Works is to help the long term unemployed gain meaningful employment.
One of the ways in which they do this, is to bid for and obtain ground and gardening maintenance contracts, which are then managed by taking on unemployed people for a three month or longer term.
Some of the local contracts they are currently involved in, are footpath maintenance, Park and Cemetery grass cutting jobs etc.
At the end of the term with them the unemployed person will hopefully have gained valuable experience together with a current CV showing that they are honest, reliable ,good time keepers and hardworking.
Bradford Works is proud to have over a 75% success rate in re-employment.
To help more long term unemployed, they need to win more contracts. To do this they need more equipment, gardening tools, lawn mowers etc.
The Lodge of Amity 4148 were successful in making a bid to the PGM fund to help this worthwhile organisation.
Mrs Catherine Russell, Bradford Works Operation Manager said,
‘We are delighted that the Freemasons have to been able to help us. We will use the money to purchase much needed equipment, which will really aid us to help the long term unemployed gain employment’
Photo shows W.Bro. Mehmet Tiritoglu the Worshipful Master of the Lodge of Amity presenting a cheque to Mrs Catherine Russell looked on by W.Bro Chris Binns Past Master of Lodge of Amity with a few current members of Bradford Work’s team.