Charity has always been a core principle of Masonry and we’re proud of our 300-year history of helping those in need. Our members make an important contribution at a local, national and global level every year by giving both their time and money to make a real difference to a number of organisations and communities.

It’s why Masonry is one of the largest charitable givers in the country, contributing £51.1m to deserving causes in 2020 alone. Masons do not only donate money – more than 18.5 million hours of volunteer work is undertaken by our members in their communities every year.

Our members engage in many activities including community fundraising and volunteering, as well as a varied programme of events where spouses, partners and families are welcome. We’ve made substantial donations across the country to local air ambulances, blood bikes and provide a number of emergency response vehicles.

Masonry does a huge amount for medical research into treatments for cancer, diabetes, heart disease and a whole range of other conditions, including Alzheimer’s, by funding UK medical scientists to make ground breaking discoveries.

Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF), the Freemasons’ Charity

Funded entirely by Masons, the MCF builds better lives by encouraging opportunity, promoting independence and improving wellbeing. It offers a wide range of grants and support services for financial, health, family and care-related needs.

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Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution (RMBI)

The RMBI provides residential care, nursing care and residential dementia support to older Masons, their families and people in the wider community. It supports more than 1,000 residents across 18 care homes in England and Wales for both Masons and non-Masons.

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The Freemasons Fund For Surgical Research (FFRS)

The FFSR provides Research Fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons with grants each year to pursue cutting edge research work, which might otherwise not have been funded.

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