It’s hard to believe that in a population of 142,000, Community Support Frankston helps nearly 13,000 people each year – that’s almost 10% of the local population, providing support like basic living essentials and emergency food relief. For five years, the Lodge of Honour, with support from FFV, has contributed funds to Community Support Frankston (CSF) to help those experiencing financial hardship in the local community. We spoke with the Lodge Secretary and CSF's manager a
In June 2016, Freemasons Foundation Victoria announced funding of $750,000, to be distributed over three years, to Australian Prostate Cancer Research. This was a landmark in masonic benevolence – never before had Victorian Freemasonry made such a substantial multi-year commitment to men’s health. But it was an important one! Prostate Cancer is a long neglected area in men’s health. It is a little known and little publicised fact that more men in Australia die each year of pr
Through education, Life Education Victoria’s (LEV) programs aim to empower the next generation to make healthier and safer life decisions. They have been the leading provider of preventative health education for children and young people in Victoria for over forty years, and their nineteen age appropriate programs cover topics of Illicit Drugs and Alcohol, Respectful Relationships, Cyber-safety, Health and Nutrition, Sexual Health and Pre-School Aged Children. LEV is one of m
We were pleased to celebrate some of the achievements of students across Victoria at Scholarship Presentation evenings in two locations. This year, FFV awarded Scholarships totalling $181,700 to 101 students. These awards were made up of Secondary scholarships of $600 or $1,500, and $5,000 Tertiary scholarships, as well as one $10,000 Tertiary Scholarship. The first presentation evening was held in Gardenvale, Melbourne, on 30 May, and was attended by approximately 60 people.