Who benefits from Freemasonry’s Charity?
The whole community! Freemasonry is one of the largest givers to charity in the whole of the UK. It has it’s own Masonic charity but also gives substantial amounts to other causes such as the hospice movement, cancer care, children’s charities and others in need. This can range from an immediate donation in response to an international appeal to a small local cause.
National Trust: Clandon Restoration Appeal
After the devastating fire at Clandon House, family seat of the Earls of Onslow, Onslow Lodge donated £1000 to the National Trust’s Restoration Appeal.
Provincial Grand Lodge of Surrey 2019 Festival
Each year one of the Provinces is selected to host a festival in aid of the central Masonic charities.
The Province of Surrey is excited to be holding the 2019 Festival and already Masons in Surrey are committed to making it a huge success!
The festival is generally headed by the Provincial Grand Master who acts as President during the time of the festival.
Lodges and Chapters are encouraged to actively get involved by raising funds in many ways. This could be something as simple as a quiz night or a donation from existing funds.
The Province of Surrey will also hold events such as ‘The Big Week’ which runs from 16th to the 24th July 2016.
At the end of the fundraising a black tie event will be held to announce the final total raised.
Find out more at the Festival website: 2019.surreymason.org.uk
Masonic Charitable Foundation
For Freemasons, for families, for everyone
The Masonic Charitable Foundation builds better lives by enabling opportunity, advancing healthcare and education and promoting independence for Freemasons, their families and the wider community.
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.
How the Foundation helps Masonic families
A wide range of help and support is available for Freemasons, their wives, partners, widows, children and grandchildren. Most of the support provided takes the form of financial grants to assist with financial, health or family related needs.
- Daily living costs
- Grants following an accident, redundancy or personal crisis
- Funeral bills
- Minor home repairs
- Medical treatment
- Dental treatment
- Mobility aids and home adaptations
Family – Children in full-time education
- Costs for education or training
- Scholarships, travel grants and student accommodation
- Supporting exceptional talent in sport, music or the performing arts
Family – Care
- Masonic care homes – including nursing, residential and dementia care
- Respite care
- UK holidays
The Foundation’s Advice & Support Team offer confidential, impartial and practical guidance about the help we can provide. The Team can also help with applications for state and local authority benefits and can put you in touch with other organisations who can give advice on care, employment and education.
How to apply
For further information about the help and support available from the Foundation, please call their dedicated freephone enquiry line: 0800 035 60 90 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also write to Masonic Charitable Foundation, 60 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ
For more information about the Foundation’s grants and the application process, please visit: www.mcf.org.uk
How the Foundation helps communities
In addition to the support provided to Freemasons and their families, the Masonic Charitable Foundation looks beyond Freemasonry, making significant financial grants to charities that help people to live happy, fulfilled lives and to participate actively in society.
The charities supported make a significant and lasting difference to people in need. We aim to benefit as many people as possible and further those causes about which Freemasons and their families have told us they are most passionate.
To find out more about the Foundation’s Community Support and Research grants, please visit: mcf.org.uk/community
Keep up to date with the Foundation’s work
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