Freemasonry Cares

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Freemasonry Cares is a joint initiative of the central Masonic Charities (The Freemasons' Grand Charity, Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys, The Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution and Masonic Samaritan Fund).  The service was launched in September 2009 to make it easier for Freemasons, their families and other dependants to access the range of charitable help, support and services available to them.

The central Masonic Charities are mainly funded by donations from Freemasons and their families.  Each Charity has an area of expertise and provides support for a specific range of needs. Together they offer cradle to grave support, worth millions of pounds every year, to thousands of people. 

In addition to their assistance for the Masonic community, some of the Charities also support organisations and individuals from the wider community.

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The Freemasons' Grand Charity

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The Freemasons' Grand Charity is a grant-making charity which provides financial grants for Freemasons and their dependants in need. The Charity also provides grants for national charities working in the areas of medical research, vulnerable people and youth opportunities.  This includes an annual programme of funding for adults and children's hospice services.  The Charity also supports emergency relief efforts following disasters in the UK and overseas.

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The Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys

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The Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys helps children and young people to overcome the barriers of poverty and complete the education and training they need to achieve their full potential. It helps families when an event has happened to the parents such as death, disability or illness, relationship breakdown or unemployment, which has caused financial hardship. Grants can be provided to assist with everyday living costs and other expenses such as computer equipment, music or sports lessons and educational visits. Grants are also provided to support those in higher or further education and apprenticeships and to assist young people with disabilities.

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The Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution

RMBI logo The Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution provides residential, nursing and dementia care for older Freemasons and their dependants, as well as short-stay breaks including respite care. Practical advice and support is also offered on health and welfare rights and on all aspects of the services offered by the RMBI, the other Masonic Charities and by statutory and voluntary agencies.

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Masonic Samaritan Fund

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The Masonic Samaritan Fund offers financial support to eligible beneficiaries in the following ways:

  • Medical Care and Treatment
  • Dental Care and Treatment
  • Respite Care
  • Mobility Aids
  • Home Adaptations

Support is available to Freemasons, and eligible dependants, who have an identified health or care need and, faced with a long wait for treatment, care, aids or adaptations, cannot afford to pay for private treatment or equipment without incurring financial hardship.  Details of eligibility criteria can be found on our website.

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