Masonic Charitable Trust


We look beyond Freemasonry, making significant financial grants to charities to help people live happy, fulfilling lives and participate actively in society.

Our Community Support grants for charities help people experiencing poverty and disadvantage, sickness and disability or barriers to education and employment.

The charities we support make a significant and lasting difference to thousands of people in need and further those causes about which Freemasons and their families are most concerned.

In 2015, around £4.5m was awarded to support charities across England and Wales.

Financial Hardship

Our grants support charities that relieve household or individual financial poverty.  The charities we support help people to recover from financial hardship or avoid getting into financial difficulty altogether.

Our grants support services such as:

  • Debt counselling and advice
  • Financial education workshops for adults and young people
  • Financial assistance for homeless people, care-leavers or those affected by cancer, long-term illness or disability

Health & Disability

Our grants support charities that improve the lives of people with poor physical or mental health, physical or learning disabilities and chronic or life-limiting conditions.  Other charities we support help carers and those in need of end-of-life or palliative care.

Our grants support services such as:

  • The development and provision of equipment to assist those with a disability
  • Access to specialist advice, support or therapies
  • Supporting care needs, including respite care

Education & Employability

Our grants support charities which help support disadvantaged children and young people by providing opportunities for those who are not in education, employment or training, affected by poor health or disability, and those at risk of further disadvantage.

Our grants can support services such as:

  • Apprenticeships, bursaries and training
  • The use of sport or alternative approaches to enable learning and development
  • Learning opportunities for disabled children and young people

Social Exclusion & Disadvantage

Our grants support charities which relieve isolation and loneliness for those experiencing family breakdown or crisis, rural or urban deprivation, homelessness, digital exclusion or social exclusion, as well as those with a disability or long-term illness which acts as a barrier to a fulfilling life.

Our grants support services such as:

  • Mentoring and befriending schemes
  • Social activities encouraging inclusion
  • Education and training programmes for ex-service personnel

For more information and to apply please go to the funders website by clicking here.


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