The Freemasons’ Grand Charity
A grant-making charity, which supports people in need. These grants fall into three main categories:
- Masonic Grants Assistance: for Freemasons and their families who are experiencing hardship
- Non-Masonic Grants: supporting national charities, including Hospices and worldwide disaster relief
- Other Masonic Charities: when justifiable needs arise, we will support the other Masonic charities
We also operate the Relief Chest Scheme, which helps Lodges and other Masonic organisations to maximise the value of the funds they collect.
020 7395 9261
Masonic Samaritan Fund (MSF)
Established in 1990 for the relief of suffering and sickness of Freemasons and their dependants, or the widows and dependants of deceased Freemasons. The MSF makes grants to cover all or part of the cost of medical treatment, for those eligible, who have a long wait for or no access to NHS treatment and cannot fund their own private medical treatment.
020 7404 1550
Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys
The main work of the Trust is to assist Masonic families who have experienced a change in their circumstances that has led to financial hardship by providing ongoing financial support to relieve poverty and advance education. The Trust also funds TalentAid for gifted young people from Masonic families and Choral Bursaries for young choristers. There are many other smaller funds that can help in all sorts of situations.
020 7405 2644
For more information about the four Masonic charities please view the website of the Masonic Charitable Foundation.
Masonic Housing Association
Provides sheltered housing for older people, in self-contained flats in purpose built schemes. They benefit from a Resident Warden/Manager and have communal facilities including lounges, gardens and well-equipped laundries. If you require further information, please contact the scheme directly.
Hamilton Court South Woodham Ferrers, Essex
Resident Warden – Mrs Sue Walters, 01245 323743
Palmer Court Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Scheme Manager – Mrs Jill Lett, 01933 273140
Prebendal Close Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Warden – Mrs Margaret Farrow, 01296 433511
Reading Court Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire
Warden – Mrs Pam Jowers, 01789 297301
Wilson Keys Court Rugeley, Staffordshire
Warden – Mrs Jayne Thacker, 01889 576544
United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE)
020 7831 9811
Metropolitan Grand Lodge (MGL) - London Freemasonry
020 7539 2930
Grand Lodge of Scotland
0131 225 5577