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:

The Freemasons' Grand Charity, 60 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AZ
T: 020 7395 9261; F: 020 7395 9295; E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; W:

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million pound boost

Thursday, 15 March 2012
Introduced in 2005, the Relief Chest Gift Aid Envelope Scheme has steadily grown in popularity. Last year, more than £1 million was raised (including Gift Aid tax). The scheme is an excellent mechanism to raise…
In December 2011, The Freemasons’ Grand Charity agreed an emergency grant of £15,000 to the Red Cross following a typhoon that pounded the southern Philippines, bringing heavy rains and strong winds, which resulted in massive…
Guernsey’s St John Ambulance and Rescue Service (SJAR) has received a £4,000 grant from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity for its marine operation provided by the Flying Christine III, which is supported and maintained by voluntary…


Thursday, 15 March 2012
Research funded by The Freemasons’ Grand Charity has led to a new treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) In November last year it was announced that trials into a new drug, alemtuzumab, had been successful –…

East Kent Hospice Awards

Thursday, 09 February 2012
Since 1984, the Freemasons’ Grand Charity has donated £8.7 million to hospices throughout England and Wales, supporting the ongoing compassionate care (physical, social and spiritual) which they give to patients and their families. During last…
Since 2006, The Freemasons' Grand Charity has funded Deafness Research UK with £180,000 to carry out research by Dr David Furness at Keele University, to look into the causes of age-related hearing loss. New of…

Community Chest

Wednesday, 14 December 2011
With the Relief Chest Scheme celebrating its 25th anniversary, Freemasonry Today looks at how the scheme makes giving easier for Freemasons around the UKLaunched in 1986, the Relief Chest Scheme provides administrative support for the…

charity gets a big lift

Wednesday, 14 December 2011
Red Balloon Learner Centre Group in Cambridge has received a major grant of £25,000 from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity to fund training for staff at its centres for severely bullied children. Rodney Wolverson, Provincial Grand…

New scouting opportunities

Wednesday, 14 December 2011
The Scouts can look forward to increased membership thanks to a generous donation from the Grand CharityIn 2008, the Grand Charity donated £500,000 to The Scout Association with the aim of helping to encourage more…


Friday, 16 September 2011
Essex Freemasons have raised £5,502,833 for The Freemasons’Grand Charity over a six-year period.The astonishing amount was unveiled at a dinner in June celebrating the culmination of the Essex Festival 2011. In the sumptuoussurroundings of London’s…
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