Amongst the values of Freemasonry are integrity, kindness and fairness. Caring for the community and raising money for charitable causes is important to us.
Below are a tiny sample of causes to which our donations have been put over the past few years.
Since 1981, more than £2 million has been given to aid various disaster relief efforts - saving those most at need in their darkest hour.
Sponsorship helps pay for staff, training, fuel and equipment.
A grant of £1,500 was made by The Freemasons’ Grand Charity to the British Ex-Services Wheelchair Sports Association (BEWSA).
The Freemasons' Grand Charity has donated over £40,000 in the last 2 years to the MS Trust, enough to send 2,000 information packs to people diagnosed with the disease.
In 2011, the Masonic Samaritan Fund (MSF) granted Alzheimer’s Research UK £181,723, which was used to produce a blood test that can help to predict whether people will develop the disease.
In 2013, it was announced that MSF funding had helped to identify a key protein involved in the progression of prostate cancer.
The Blond McIndoe Research Foundation has received £50,000 to research the development of stimuli responsive materials, which are able to heal burns and diabetic wounds.
Cancer Research UK has received £100,000 to pancreatic cancer research at Barts Cancer Institute.