Charities’ Staff Merger

In preparation of the launch of the Masonic Charitable Foundation in April – our Almoner
   (Bernard Eyre – pictured left) Bernard Eyre - Almoner informs us that this Body will effectively
   merge the staff functions of all four Central Masonic Charities*.
    Advantages will 
include speedier ability to meet applicants’ needs 
    and by managing the Treasury Function i.e. Investments and
     budgetary control bring further efficiencies.

   To further improve the service to masons and their dependents – our Province -in line with all others- will invite volunteers to undergo training so that they can help to prepare Applications for support. Anyone wishing to learn more about this initiative is invited to attend an Almoners’ Conference in Derby on the evening of 21st April. Click here for more information or contact Bob Columbine (either via the contact page on this site or direct email at

*The Freemasons Grand Charity, The Masonic Trust for Girls , The Masonic Samaritan Fund, The Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution -(they run seventeen Care Homes).

Masonic Charitable Foundation
Masonic Charitable Foundation

The Masonic Charitable Foundation is a major new charity, due to launch in April 2016

The Foundation will take over the work of the four central Masonic Charities, providing a wide range of grants to Freemasons and their families who have a financial, health and care or family need.

The Foundation will also award grants to other charities, medical research studies and disaster relief appeals.

Funded entirely through the generous donations of the Masonic community, the Foundation will have an annual charitable expenditure which places it amongst the largest charities in the country.

The Foundation will be financially strong, well-resourced and able to respond more effectively to the changing needs of Masonic families and other charitable organisations.