MASONIC
CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

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History of Masonic Charity

The Foundation brings together the work of four national Charities which had been operating separately under various names since the early 18th Century.

These charities are The Freemasons’ Grand Charity, the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys, the Masonic Samaritan Fund and the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution.

During their time of operation, the four charities each provided a specific type of support to meet various charitable aims in support of Freemasons and their families.

Although much of the support provided took the form of financial grants, the charities also operated a number of institutions: the Royal Masonic School for Boys, the Royal Masonic School for Girls, the Royal Masonic Hospital and 17 residential care homes operated by the RMBI Care Company.

 

Masonic Charitable Foundation
For Freemasons, for families, for everyone

The Masonic Charitable Foundation builds better lives by enabling opportunity, advancing healthcare and education and promoting independence for Freemasons, their families and the wider community.

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.

Financial

Daily living costs
Grants following an accident, redundancy or personal crisis
Funeral bills
Minor home repairs

Health

Medical treatment
Dental treatment
Mobility aids and home adaptations
Counselling

Family Children in full-time education

Costs for education or training
Scholarships, travel grants and student accommodation
Supporting exceptional talent in sport, music or the performing arts

Family Care

Masonic care homes including nursing, residential and dementia care
Respite care
UK holidays

Practical assistance

The Foundation’s 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 60 90 or email help@mcf.org.uk. 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: www.mcf.org.uk

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.

The charities supported make a significant and lasting difference to people in need. We aim 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

Keep up to date with the Foundation’s work

Website: www.mcf.org.uk

Twitter: @Masonic_Charity

Facebook: @themcf

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