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Our Impact

Read more about how we use the generous donations of Freemasons to help Masonic families and registered charities

Eileen’s story

The holiday spent in the company of other widows helped Eieen to recover from the traumatic experience of her husband’s loss.

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Roy’s family

When my daughter became ill four years ago, we took in our two young grandchildren, Adam and Amymae. Of course we were very happy to have them live with us, but we didn’t realise just how much it would increase our outgoings. With two extra mouths to feed, the electricity bills and the cost of running them around to and from school, we really did start to struggle.

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Home is where the heart is

For many couples, the prospect of moving into a care home in later life can be emotional after years of married-life under one roof. Our RMBI care homes have provided residency to 39 couples since 2017, who have all chosen to make the transition into a care home, together. Our Marketing Manager, Rachel, met with…

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Groundwork NE & Cumbria

Groundwork NE & Cumbria’s Active Play programme offers fun, exciting and meaningful activities as well as balanced meals for children who might otherwise lack access to activities outside of term time.

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Kim’s story

During his illness, Kim was his full time carer so keeping her job just wasn’t an option, but the benefits she received helped the family to get by. Once he died, those benefits disappeared and things became very difficult. But fortunately for Kim, the MCF was there to offer support.

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MindOut

We are proud to have supported Mind Out with a £4,000 grant and are pleased to report that last year they helped 1,342 people who were struggling with social isolation, suicidal distress, financial hardship, discrimination, hate crime and exclusion.

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Alex

When I turned 21 I had a flashback to our conversations, and a realisation that I could join! I didn’t know anybody else in freemasonry, so I went online and did some digging. My lodge has a website so I sent an email and it went from there – turns out I was their first candidate from the internet world! I’m 29 now and Worshipful Master for my lodge, the youngest ever by about 10 years.

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We provide support to Freemasons, their families and the wider community

Facts about our work last year...

6,762

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grants were awarded to masonic families

£12.3 M

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helped to support Masonic families

£8.5 M

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was awarded to 414 charities