What's going on at the Trust?

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The Mason Trust has moved!

We're excited to now be working from our new offices on Sawmills Road in Diss.

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Small Change Grant

Our 'Small Change' Grant is open! This provides small sums of money to help young people in Norfolk and Suffolk take their next steps through education, training, work or along their chosen...

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Christmas opening hours

The Mason Trust team will be available until 17:00 on Friday the 22nd of December this year before the Christmas break. You can catch us again on Tuesday the 2nd of January.

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Small Change Grant - Launches in August

Our 'Small Change' Grant begins in August and provides small sums of money to help young people in Norfolk and Suffolk take that next step through education, training, work or along their ch...

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Norfolk ACF return home after more than 500 skydives!

Norfolk ACF completed their expedition to Skydive Hibaldstow returning home after more than 500 skydives in total with 9 cadets as newly licenced skydivers and 7 more cadets and Cadet Force...

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Digital Youth Hub hails great first year!

With the hard work of our Employment Support Mentors, (Gawain and Maria), we are proud to have surpassed our initial target. Out of the 194 young people starting on the program, we have succ...

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Digital Youth Hub Project

Did you know that our new Digital Youth Hub (DYH) project is live? This local initiative aims to help customers of the Dereham & Thetford jobcentres through The Mason Trust working in partne...

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Business woman Yvonne Mason attends Investiture ceremony

Having been named in Her Majesty the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list, well known business woman Yvonne Mason was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by the Prince of Wal...

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We're still here!

We're still working on our education projects, including icanbea... and using this time to plan future projects and programmes to start as soon as circumstances allow. Applicants with exist...

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Concert raises money for The Mason Trust

A huge thank your to South Norfolk Youth Symphonic Band + for the fund raising concert they held for us on the 7th March!

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An Evening of Popular Music

We are delighted to announce that South Norfolk Youth Symphonic Band+ (SNYSB) have arranged to hold a fundraising concert on behalf of The Mason Trust. The concert will take place on Saturda...

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Challenge Completed!

Sam and Rob have now returned from their epic rickshaw challenge in Sri Lanka and have made the press. Diss Express Article

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Sri Lanka Rickshaw Run 2019

Sam Mason, Rob Waddington, Julia and Christian Fairbrother and friends are undertaking another bonkers challenge to drive a battered old rickshaw 1000km across the beautiful island of Sri La...

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Important Notice regarding Grant Funding Programme

From January 2020 we have taken the decision to temporarily suspend our grant funding programme for 12 months, with the focus of our activity during the period being the continuing developme...

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24th World Scout Jamboree

The 24th World Scout Jamboree is currently underway in West Virginia, USA. Over 40,000 scouts from across the world arrived at the site on 22 July looking forward to 12 days of activities, e...

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Massive Step for Suffolk Band

Salvador Band from Framlingham, Suffolk have been offered an amazing opportunity courtesy of BBC Music Introducing Suffolk, to support none other than Suffolk's own Ed Sheeran at his gig on...

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This award winner has caught the travel bug!

Back in 2018 Isabel Overton received some funding from the Trust to participate in a volunteering trip to Kenya with Camps International. Last week Sam Mason and Rob Waddington met Isabel to...

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Water is flowing in Muda

At the beginning of 2018 the Trustees agreed to support a project in Zimbabwe run by The Mudeka Foundation. The Foundation supports children in Zimbabwe by giving them the opportunity to gai...

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'Be Prepared' to Receive Your Award

Lucas Measures is an Explorer Scout and is about to embark on an amazing trip as part of the largest ever contingent of Scouts from the UK to attend the World Scout Jamboree which is being h...

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Interested in working in the film industry?

Think you have what it takes to make it in the film industry? The Prince's Trust have partnered with Signature Pictures to offer young people the opportunity to work alongside experienced i...

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April Trustees Meeting - Change of Date

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to reschedule the date of the April Trustees meeting. It will now take place on Wednesday 1 May 2019. The deadline for submitting an application f...

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2018 - A Year Worth Celebrating

The Mason Trust has recently made the press. Click here to read the full article.

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No Slip Ups for Runner Up in Applicant of the Year 2017/18

Cameron Kirby has been skiing since he was six years old and started freestyle aged 7. He became British Indoor Champion (12 and under) aged 10, which was his first ever competition. Cameron...

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Putfoot Challenge

6 countries, 6 checkpoints, 6 parties, 9000km 19 days that was the task before Sam and Rob in the Summer. Our TOTOally bonkers duo took part in the Putfoot Challenge which saw 168 crews take...

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Call for a Norfolk Coast youth delegate

As part of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 50th anniversary celebrations, and as an ongoing priority, the Norfolk Coast Partnership is seeking the input and engagement o...

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Apply for Funding

Our grant funding programme is open again for applications. The deadline for getting your submission to us is close of business on Tuesday 28 August 2018. Applications received by this date...

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Princes Trust Workshop

Carole and Zoe were out at Newmarket today - talking to participants of one the Prince's Trust's 12 week programmes about opportunities such as apprenticeships, and how to identify local emp...

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Renew Your Future Workshops

What's the fastest growing energy industry here in East Anglia? Can you name a wind farm off the coast? How many turbines does it have? How does a wind turbine even work?! The Mason Trust...

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'Make Your Mark' in Retail

If you're aged between 16-25 and not in employment, education or training 'Make Your Mark' could be exactly the programme you've been looking for. Designed in partnership with The Prince's T...

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East Norfolk Sixth Form Student Wins Applicant of the Year 2017/18

The winner of Applicant of the Year 2017/18 is.... Charlotte Lanham. Charlotte is a student at East Norfolk Sixth Form College studying A Level Photography and a BTEC in Creative Media Produ...

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Have you heard of icanbea...?

icanbea... is a website and app that offers you an insight into Norfolk and Suffolk's most successful organisations, showing you how they fit into our growing economy and highlighting the ca...

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Youth Pledge Marque

The Mason Trust has become a New Anglia Youth Pledge Marque holder. New Anglia LEP, working with Suffolk and Norfolk County Councils and the Department for Work and Pensions, has created a...

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