Freemasonry takes great pride in its charitable work and every mason is taught to care for the less fortunate members of our society – by charitable giving, by voluntary efforts and by individual act of kindness.
We do not raise money from the general public and our charity is funded by Freemasons and their families. Our commitment to charitable support began nearly 300 years ago in the earliest days of organised Freemasonry and continues today.
Freemasons make a major contribution to society through their own charities, as well as through donations to UK charities and worldwide disaster relief funds. Our members play an active role in their communities and we work with both local charities and good causes as well as national and international charities.