Freemasonry is very much about benevolence and concern for people. One of the aims of this charity is the “relief of necessity” for individual people who, through no fault of their own, find themselves in need and have nowhere else to turn.

Sometimes, that assistance is requested by a service provider or other organisation or helper, on behalf of the individual.

Grants will usually be to provide goods or services to meet the immediate essential needs of an individual, where no other avenue is available, such as government or local authority support.