Charity

 

Freemasons don't undertake fundraising from the public - all of the money raised by freemasons is donated by its own members. There is no pressure upon any member to donate to charities - this is left to the individual, who will use his own discretion to decide what he can afford according to his means.

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.

From its very 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 and every Province also gives large sums of money to regional causes. At national level, our efforts are channelled through The Freemasons Grand Charity.

 

The Freemasons Grand Charity

http://www.grandcharity.org/

Freemasons Grand Charity

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. The Freemasons’ Grand Charity is 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 Charity has made grants exceeding £100 Million since 1980.