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. The Foundation brings together the work of four national Charities which had been operating separately under various names since the early 18th Century.
They have conducted surveys which informed them of the areas about which Freemasons care most passionately. Their grant-making programmes for charities target funding where it is most needed within these areas. Current target areas are:
- Creating the best start in life for disadvantaged children and young people
- Reducing isolation in later life
- Medical research into degenerative disease
- Care services in the hospice sector
The target areas are reviewed regularly to ensure their grants are making the greatest possible impact.
Further information is available on their website
Application Process: Large grants have a two-stage applicaion process. You need to submit your online first stage application in good time. If the application round is over-subscribed, later applications may have to be deferred. If your first stage is approved, you will be invited to complete a second stage application.
Deadline: First stage applications are considered 3 times per year, usually in January, May, and September.
Contact: Masonic Charitable Foundation, 60 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AZ
Telephone: 020 3146 3337