The Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) builds better lives by encouraging opportunity, promoting independence and improving wellbeing for freemasons and their families.

The MCF also helps vulnerable and disadvantaged people to live happy, fulfilling lives and participate actively in society through grants to local and national charities, and partnerships with leading organisations in the sector.

Funded entirely through the generosity of freemasons and their families, the Masonic Charitable Foundation is one of the largest grant-making charities in the country.

Supporting the masonic community

A wide range of help and support is available for freemasons, their wives, partners, widows, children and grandchildren. Most of the support provided takes the form of financial grants to assist with financial, health, family or care related needs.


  • Daily living costs
  • Grants following an accident, redundancy or personal crisis
  • Funeral bills
  • Minor home repairs

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  • Medical Treatment
  • Dental treatment
  • Mobility aids and home adaptations
  • Counselling



  • Nursing, residential and dementia care at an RMBI home
  • Respite care
  • UK holidays

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  • Scholarships, travel grants and student accommodation
  • Extra-circular activities and educational equipment
  • Supporting exceptional talent in sport, music or the performing arts

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Supporting wider society

The Masonic Charitable Foundation looks beyond freemasonry, making significant financial grants to charities that help people to live happy, fulfilled lives and to participate actively in society.

Every year, the MCF supports 500 local and national charities, at a cost of £5.5 million

Find out how the MCF is tackling some of society’s most important issues >>