style=”text-align: left;”>The values of Freemasonry are based on integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness. Freemasons are taught to practise charity and to care, not only for their own, but also for the community as a whole – both by charitable giving, and by voluntary efforts and works as individuals.
Aorangi AmbulanceFrom its earliest days, Freemasonry has been concerned with the care of orphans, the sick and the aged. This work continues today. In addition, large sums are given to national and local charities.
Masonic charity is exercised at every level: individual Lodges make gifts and give aid to their own communities. Nationally, our efforts are channeled through our own North Island English Masonic District Charitable Trust, and the Roskill Foundation in association with Freemasons of the NZ Constitution.

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.

FM Grand CharityEach 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.
Royal Masonic Truct
“To relieve poverty and advance the education of children of a Masonic family and, when funds permit, support other children in need.”
Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution
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.
Masonic Samaritan FundThey 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.

North Island English Masonic District Charitable Trust
MurrayW Bro Murray Macdonald PAGDC, Chairman of Trustees. The NIEMDCT is the main instrument for funding English Masonic charity in the North Island. The Trust has supported Charities such as Child Cancer, the Heart Foundation, the Christchurch Appeal and many more. in addition, the Trust provides grants to members and their families if they are in financial difficulties.
Funding for the Trust is by individual members making regular donations, often by way of a monthly Automatic Payment and by Donations from Lodges. In addition, members sometimes leave a bequest in their will.
If you are member of the Craft and do not have a Direct Debit in place, please feel free to download a form here and then send the completed form to the District Grand Secretary or to your Lodge Charity Steward.

Lodge Charities

All of our Lodges have their own charitable organisations which support local and National charities as well as helping their own members