For Freemasons, for families, for everyone
The Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) was launched in April 2016. It over-arches the work of the four national Masonic charities: The Grand Charity, The Masonic Samaritan Fund, The Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys and the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution. This will simplify a wide range of grants and assistance for Masons and their families who have a financial, health, education or care need, as well as providing aid for the wider community. The MCF will allocate funds made by the four charities. In keeping with their original charitable remit, to maintain the level of support that Masons and their families have become accustomed to.
The MCF will also award grants to other charities, hospices, medical research and disaster relief appeals. 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.
How the Foundation helps Masonic families
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 or family related needs.
Over £1,000,000 more that we donate to the MCF is dispersed
to brethren, widows and dependants every year in West Lancashire.
Daily living costs
Grants following an accident,
redundancy or personal crisis
Minor home repairs
Mobility aids and home adaptations
Family – Children in full-time education
Costs for education or training
Scholarships, travel grants and student accommodation
Supporting exceptional talent in sport, music or the performing arts
Family – Care
Masonic care homes – including nursing, residential and dementia care
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The Foundation’s Advice and Support Team offer confidential, impartial and practical guidance about the help we can provide. The Team can also help with applications for state and local authority benefits and can put you in touch with other organisations who can give advice on care, employment and education.
How to apply
For further information about the help and support available from the Foundation, please call their dedicated freephone enquiry line: 0800 0356090 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also write to Masonic Charitable Foundation, 60 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ
For more information about the Foundation’s grants and the application process, please visit: www.mcf.org.uk
How the Foundation helps communities
In addition to the support provided to Freemasons and their families, 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.
The charities supported make a significant and lasting difference to people in need. We aim to benefit as many people as possible and further those causes about which Freemasons and their families have told us they are most passionate.