Following changes in the way Masonic charitable organisations are now governed, all Masonic activity is carried out by the Masonic Charitable Foundation. Full details can be found on their website.
Previously, charitable efforts in Freemasonry nationally was carried out by one of the following organisations, depending on the target of the charitable works. They are included here solely to offer links to the older web pages that are still in existence.
The Freemasons’ Grand Charity funded by Freemasons and their families and is continuing a commitment to charitable support that began nearly 300 years ago in the earliest days of organised Freemasonry.
The Masonic Samaritan Fund funded by Freemasons and their families. They provide grants to eligible beneficiaries who have an identified health or care need and, faced with a long wait for treatment, care or support, are unable to afford their own private care.
The purpose of The Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys was to relieve poverty and advance the education of children of a Masonic family and, when funds permit, support other children in need.
The Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution had been caring for older Freemasons and their dependants for over 160 years, operating 17 residential care homes across England and Wales offering high quality care.