Thank you for visiting the West Lancashire Freemasons’ Charity.
We hope that you will find the content on these pages both interesting and useful.
There is a great deal of work going on behind the scenes to provide a valuable service to our beneficiaries and to those who work to bring their needs to our attention.
Your ideas on how we can improve our service and this website will always be welcome.
If you are or have been a Freemason in West Lancashire or are a widow, child or dependant of a West Lancashire Freemason and you are in need of financial assistance, our charity may be able to help.
You can start the process either by contacting the almoner of the lodge, Freemasonry Cares 0800 0356090 or by contacting the charity direct. See the contact page to see how to contact us.
We believe that Masonry has a valuable role to play in the community and we have been pleased to provide substantial funding over many years to help a wide variety of projects.
We don’t top up bank balances but we are willing to consider grants for practical projects.
Contact can either be through local Masons or direct to the charity.
Keeping costs low means that we have more to give to those in need. We are fortunate in having a team of Masons who give freely of their time performing all those functions needed to provide advice, process applications and assess needs.
We appreciate that seeking help when you are in need can be embarrassing and stressful but you can be assured that your application will be dealt with sympathetically and discretely.
Every application we receive is carefully considered. We provide assistance where our criteria are met. Unfortunately we are unable to help in every case but don’t let that put you off. If you don’t apply, you won’t receive anything.
The community grant application form can be downloaded by clicking here.
Annual report and accounts
Our annual report and accounts contain a great deal of useful information relating to our Charity and its objectives.