Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF)

FOR FREEMASONS, FOR FAMILIES, FOR EVERYONE

The Masonic Charitable Foundation builds better lives by enabling opportunity, advancing healthcare, education, and promoting independence for Freemasons, their families, and the wider community.

Funded entirely through the generosity of Freemasons and their families, the Masonic Charitable Foundation is one of the largest grant-making charities in the country.

HOW THE FOUNDATION HELPS MASONIC FAMILIES

A wide range of help and support is available for Freemasons, their wives, partners, widows, children, and grandchildren. Most of the support provided takes the form of financial grants to assist with financial, health or family related needs.

FINANCIAL

  • Daily living costs
  • Grants following an accident, redundancy, or personal crisis.
  • Funeral bills
  • Minor home repairs

HEALTH

  • Medical treatment
  • Dental treatment
  • Mobility aids and home adaptations
  • Counselling

FAMILY CHILDREN IN FULL-TIME EDUCATION

  • Costs for education or training
  • Scholarships, travel grants and student accommodation
  • Supporting exceptional talent in sport, music, or the performing arts

FAMILY CARE

  • Masonic care homes – including nursing, residential and dementia care.
  • Respite care
  • UK holidays

PRACTICAL ASSISTANCE

The Foundation’s Advice & Support Team offer confidential, impartial & practical guidance about the help we can provide. The Team can also help with applications for state and local authority benefits and can put you in touch with other organisations who can give advice on care, employment, and education.

HOW TO APPLY

For further information about the help and support available from the Foundation, please call their dedicated freephone enquiry line: 0800 035 60 90 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You can also write to Masonic Charitable Foundation, 60 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ.

For more information about the Foundation’s grants and the application process, please visit: www.mcf.org.uk

HOW THE FOUNDATION HELPS COMMUNITIES

In addition to the support provided to Freemasons and their families, the Masonic Charitable Foundation looks beyond Freemasonry, making significant financial grants to charities that help people to live happy, fulfilled lives and to participate actively in society.

The charities supported make a significant and lasting difference to people in need.  We aim to benefit as many people as possible and further those causes about which Freemasons and their families have told us they are most passionate.

To find out more about the Foundation’s Community Support and Research grants, please visit: www.mcf.org.uk/community

Advice and support team

My name is Caroline Wales, and I am a member of the Advice and Support Team for the Masonic Charitable Foundation.  I cover the geographical area which includes Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridge, and Essex.

I am available to talk to Freemasons and their families and to almoners themselves.  I can also offer visits to Freemasons, which can be jointly with the Almoner if this is preferred.  I am also happy to give talks about the support MCF offer or attend Almoners workshops/meetings and to talk to ladies clubs.

Tel No: 07802 797239

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Document Library

  • Better-Lives-issue-8-Winter 2020
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