The Official Journal of the United Grand Lodge of England
The Grand Charity

The Grand Charity

The Freemasons’ Grand Charity is a grant-making charity dedicated to supporting people in need. Each year the charity provides relief grants for hundreds of Freemasons and their dependants, as well as donating millions of pounds to national charities. The Charity is continuing a commitment to charitable support that began nearly 300 years ago in the earliest days of organised Freemasonry.

The Charity also operates the Relief Chest Scheme, helping the Craft to donate to charity easily and tax-effectively.

Further information can be found at: www.grandcharity.org

The Freemasons' Grand Charity, 60 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AZ
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Stronger than any disaster It has been more than a year since one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded tore across the Philippines. Peter Watts reports on how Freemasons came together to help to…
A sense of loyalty Secretary of the Grand Charity Richard Camm-Jones has spent forty-seven years working in Freemasons’ Hall, walking its corridors and discovering its grand rooms. He reflects on the people and places that have shaped…
Cure and care By funding groundbreaking medical research and supporting the care and treatment of cancer sufferers, Freemasons make a real contribution towards fighting the disease Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed…
Grand Master, HRH The Duke of Kent, visited the Royal Hospital Chelsea to open a newly refurbished berth funded by a £50,000 donation from the Grand Charity made in 2009 This grant was approved by the…
Fiji aid for water-starved schools Following destructive hurricanes and severe flooding in Fiji in recent years, local brethren have assisted schools facing water shortages in remote areas of both the main and outer islands. Many schools have…
Blind veterans receive support Blind Veterans UK, formerly known as St Dunstan’s, has received £50,000 from the Grand Charity to fund the development of a new state-of-the-art bedroom at its Brighton centre.  When completed, the new…
Grand Charity support for young adults with autism Prior’s Court at Hermitage near Newbury in Berkshire has officially opened The Freemasons’ Room to mark a £100,000 donation from the Grand Charity towards supporting young adults with…
Triple boost for air ambulance The Provincial Grand Masters for Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire collectively presented a combined donation of £12,000 to Midlands Air Ambulance from the Grand Charity. Air ambulances, without either government or National Lottery funding,…
The Freemasons’ Grand Charity has just approved its first grants of 2014 totalling £842,500 Ranging from £10,000 to £100,000 each, they support nineteen significant causes across the UK. Charities to receive funding include: Blond McIndoe Research…
Annual General Meeting of The Freemasons' Grand Charity  11 June 2014 An address by the President of the Grand Charity, Richard Hone, QC, and the Chief Executive, Laura Chapman President (Richard Hone, QC): Deputy Grand President…
The Freemasons’ Grand Charity is giving 17 charities a total of £57,500 as part of its Minor Grants Programme. Grants range from £2,000 to £5,000 and are given to support a wide range of causes…
Technology  boost for  the blind Henshaws Society for Blind People has received a £50,000 grant from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity to support its assistive technology programme across its college and centres in Manchester, Merseyside, Harrogate, Knaresborough…
Coming to the rescue in flooded areas Working with the Provinces,  the Grand Charity has been  providing help to those in  need following winter floods The start of 2014 saw the wettest January reported since records began,…
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