Charity and Community
Kindness has always been a core principle of Freemasonry. Individuals give time and money to help others, whether locally, nationally or globally. It may be realising a dream for a member’s child, caring for older Freemasons, volunteering on a local community project, making donations to other UK charities or responding to an international disaster appeal.
Today we are one of the UK’s top charities raising over £33 million a year and one of its main grant-giving bodies.
Three Graces working with the local community
Haworth’s Lodge of the Three Graces No.408 were so impressed when they learned of the work of Keighley-based Pass On Preloved Items (POPI) in providing impoverished families with baby equipment that they successfully applied for Minor Grant of £1,770 from West Riding Masonic Charities’ Provincial Grand Master’s Fund to support the charity. On Wednesday, October 23rd they presented the cheque to POPI Organiser Mrs Samantha Craven. Pictured (left to right): WB John Barnes, lodge Charity Steward; Worshipful Master WB Phil Hudson; Samantha Craven and WB John Sharman Lodge Secretary and Chairman of Area One Charity Committee. Mrs Craven said: “Thanks to this grant we be able to supply equipment to very needy families for the next six months.”
The 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.
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.
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 email@example.com