For Freemasons, for families, for everyone
In April 2016, the Freemasons’ Grand Charity became part of the Masonic Charitable Foundation. The Foundation provides the full range of grants and services previously offered by the four central Masonic charities.
At the heart of the new Foundation is the commitment to charitable support that began nearly 300 years ago in the earliest days of organised Freemasonry.
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
Family – Young people
- Scholarships, travel grants and student accommodation
- Supporting exceptional talent in sport, music or the performing arts
- Family – respite care for disabled child
- Extra-circular activities and educational equipment
- Medical Treatment
- Dental treatment
- Mobility aids and home adaptations
Family – Older people
- includes nursing, residential and dementia care
- Respite care
- UK holidays
- Practical assistance
The 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 6090, 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: mcf.org.uk/support
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.
Charities supported make a significant and lasting difference to people in need. The Foundation aims 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