The Freemasons' Grand Charity is a grant-making charity, which supports people in need. Since 1981, we have made grants totalling over £80 million to thousands of individuals and non-Masonic charities. The work of the Charity continues a commitment to charitable support that began nearly 300 years ago in the earliest days of organised Freemasonry. All of the money we distribute is provided by Freemasons and their families, mainly through an annual contribution made by individual Masons and fundraising 'Festivals' held each year. We also operate The Freemasons' Grand Charity Relief Chest Scheme, which helps Lodges and other Masonic Organisations to maximise the value of the funds they collect for charitable activities.
We make grants to fund the work of many national charities and their important activities to support people in need. Every year we provide financial support to around 1,700 Masons, or their dependants, who are experiencing hardship.