English Freemasonry has Lodges in many countries throughout the world and charity is a significant part of a Freemason’s ethos. The following charities are run under the aegis of the United Grand Lodge of England. Each of the charities listed has its own website which can be visited by clicking on the icons. These websites are well worth a visit and will give an insight into some of the charitable works of Freemasons. Of course there are many other Masonic charitable works in those countries where Freemasonry is practiced but most of these are not well publicised and will only be found by visiting individual Lodge or District web sites.
Each year, The Freemasons’ Grand Charity provides relief grants for hundreds of individuals who are experiencing financial difficulty, as well as donating millions of pounds to nationwide charitable projects and services.
“To relieve poverty and advance the education of children of a Masonic family and, when funds permit, support other children in need.”
Operating 17 residential care homes across England and Wales offering high quality care, many of the homes are registered for both residential and nursing care and a number offer specialist dementia care. All the Homes can offer places to people with dementia, following as assessment of their needs.
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. Details of the eligibility criteria, the application process and how to support our work are available online.