Freemasons' Grand Charity
The Grand Charity was established by the United Grand Lodge
of England and started operation on 1 January 1981. It took
over from the Board of Benevolence the functions of relieving
individual petitioners and making donations to Masonic and
non-masonic charities. It is considered to be second only
to the Lottery as a charity in England and has a reputation
for providing donations among the first to international
out more at .www.grandcharity.org.
Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys
relieve poverty and advance the education of children of
Masonic family and when funds permit support other children
in need. In the mid-1980's two national charities were brought
together to form this Charitable Trust. Both charities,
the Boys and Girls, were formed in the late 1700's. The
Girls School at Rickmansworth is a boarding School and the
Boys school was sold in 1977 and the money rasised was,
and still is used for supporting boys at whatever school
is best suited to their needs.
out more at www.rmtgb.org.
Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution.
RMBI seeks to offer high quality care support and assistance
to older Freemasons and their dependants. The RMBI is a
major provider of high quality services for older people
throughout England and Wales with accommodation for over
1000 older Freemasons and their dependants in their homes.
out more at www.rmbi.org.uk.
Masonic Samaritan Fund
MSF was established in 1980 to take on the role of the Samaritan
Fund at the Royal Masonic Hospital. Since the Hospital was
closed and sold it has been the only central Masonic Charity
that funds the provision of medical care and support. The
support it provides has developed in keeping with the evolving
needs of Freemasons' and their dependants.
out more at www.msfund.org.uk.
Cares is a joint initiative of the Central Masonic Charities.
Freemasonry Cares helps Freemasons, their families and dependants
who have a financial, healthcare or family need, to access
a range of services available to them.
out more at www.freemasonrycares.org.
Middlesex Province Relief Fund
fund was set up in 2003 with the proceeds from the sale
of the Princess Alexandra Home. An application form is available
on the Provincial Web Site or can by emailed or posted to
you on application on request. The Trustees of the Charity
are able to reach a decision about grants very quickly and
often a grant is made to relieve severe financial distress
whilst an application is being made to the Grand Charity
for a Masonic Relief Grant. Requests for Grants for non-Masonic
requests recieved through the Provincial Almoner are also
considered by the Trustees and three applications made during
the year resulted in grants to worthy causes.
Trustees will consider applications for assistance with
living expenses for undergraduates with Middlesex connections.
One of the young people that the MPRF was assisting at Trinity
College Dublin graduated during the year and ere are now
no such assistance grants being made. The number of applications
has fallen again during the past year and Freemasons or
their dependants ae urged to make applications through the
Provincial Grand Almoner.