When the coronavirus pandemic sent millions of households into lockdown, we stepped up our funding for charities and adapted our support for Freemasons and their families, to ensure those most vulnerable were supported through the crisis.
The Freemasons’ COVID-19 Community Fund raised more than £2 million to support frontline initiatives. Over £1 million of this was generously donated by Freemasons, their families and friends, with the other £1 million match funded by the MCF. We also gave £750,000 to three leading charities which worked hard to alleviate the negative impact of COVID-19 on those they support; Mind, Age UK and Buttle UK.
This funding was part of an additional £2.75 million pledged by the MCF to support Freemasonry’s charitable response to COVID-19.
In total, 451 charities were supported with £2,775,136 funding between 1 April – 31 July.
1,847 grants were also given to 1,460 Freemasons and their families struggling as a result of COVID-19, totalling £2,689,702.