Our resident Almoner answers your questions about the support we provide.
I’ve previously asked the MCF for support but wasn’t eligible for that particular type of help. Can I approach them again for other support?
Yes – To ensure our grants are fair and reflective of people’s needs, we apply different criteria to different types of support. If you need help but have previously been signposted to a different organisation that can better address your needs, you can still get back in touch with us. If your situation changes and you think you may now be eligible, or you need help with something else, get in touch.
I’m a Freemason and my mother is finding walking up the stairs difficult in her later years. Can the MCF help with a stair lift?
No – Unfortunately we cannot help the parents of Freemasons, if that is their only connection to Freemasonry. We may however be able to consider support if that person is financially dependent on you. It’s always best to ask, so do get in touch with our enquiries team who will be able to assess your eligibility based on your individual situation.
I know the MCF had to pause all medical grants at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m still waiting for an operation on the NHS – can the MCF now help?
Yes – We have now reopened applications for medical support, so if you are facing a lengthy wait on the NHS for treatment, get in touch to see if we can help.
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