How we support the wider community
We are tackling some of society’s most important issues through our grants to local and national charities and partnerships with leading organisations in the sector.
With grants totalling over £5 million each year, we help thousands of disadvantaged and vulnerable people to live happy, fulfilling lives and participate actively in society.
Over the last forty years, we have provided over £130 million to charities. The MCF’s work is funded solely through the generous donations of Freemasons under the United Grand Lodge of England, their families and friends.
We have conducted surveys which informed us of the areas about which Freemasons care most passionately. Our grant-making programmes for charities target funding where it is most needed within these areas. Our current target areas are:
- Creating the best start in life for disadvantaged children and young people
- Reducing isolation in later life
- Medical research into degenerative disease
- Care services in the hospice sector
The target areas are reviewed regularly to ensure our grants are making the greatest possible impact.
Which charities have we supported near you?
Use the interactive map to see how we are supporting charities in your community. Please click the 'expand' button at the top right corner to open a larger map and view the key.
If you are a Freemason who is interested in referring a charity for a grant, please do not hesitate to share this page with the organisation or give them our contact details so we can advise them on how to apply.