Charity has always been a core principle of Freemasonry. Individuals can make an important contribution at local, national, and global levels by giving both their time and money.

Freemasonry is one of the largest charitable givers in the country, contributing £42m* to deserving causes in 2020 alone. Freemasons do not only donate money – more than 18.5 million hours* of volunteer work was undertaken by Freemasons in 2020.

*Taken from UGLE Annual Report 2021

Making An Impact Across Our Province

kindness has always been a core principle of freemasonry. members give time and money to help others, whether locally, nationally or globally to help make a difference. it may be to help realise a dream for someone, caring for older freemasons, volunteering on local community projects, making donations to other UK charities or responding to an international disaster appeal. today we are very proud of our achievements and the many thousands of people that we have helped. want to get involved?


Delivering Where It Is Needed Across Our Province

the Chaplin presenting Easter eggs to staff at a local hospital


The Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF), the Freemasons’ Charity, builds better lives by enabling opportunity, advancing healthcare and education and promoting independence for Freemasons, their families and the wider community. Funded entirely through the generosity of Freemasons and their families, the MCF is one of the largest grant-making charities in the country. 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. Today we are very proud of our achievements and the many thousands of people that we have helped. Want to get involved?
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The Cornwallis East Kent Freemasons Charity

The Cornwallis East Kent Freemasons Charity commenced its activities on the 12th February 2014.

The aim of the Cornwallis East Kent Freemasons’ Charity is to invest in a brighter future. It does this by helping the vulnerable and disadvantaged in our local communities by providing funding opportunities. In so doing it helps these local charities to continue their excellent work and make a difference to people’s lives.” Quote from Neil Hamilton Johnstone, Provincial Grand Master of East Kent.

Louie’s Helping Hands Fiona King said, “A huge thank you to East Kent Freemasons for supporting us”
– Louie’s Helping Hands
Jamie Barnes for the RNLI said, “Every donation helps with cost, like training and equipment, thank you East Kent Freemasons”.
– Jamie Barnes RNLI
Brian Pitch said " We are really thankful for the support given to us by the Cornwallis Freemasons' Charity, it will be used to buy two specially made wheelchairs!.
– Canterbury’s Hellfire Wheelchair Rugby Team.