Lodges, Chapters and Members
As Freemasons, we are very conscious of our duties in relation to benevolence, charity, and care for our fellow men and women. Our Festival system for supporting the central Masonic charities is enormously successful in providing the funds for those charities to do their work across the wider community and internationally. At the conclusion of our most recent Festival, here in the Masonic Province of East Kent, we had donated a staggering £3.65 million over a five-year period!
Yet, even during that period, our Lodges and Chapters continued to support local good causes in their communities. Over the years, East Kent Freemasons have been very proud to have helped groups, causes and individuals in our local communities, with each Lodge donating as much as it can to support those people, groups and causes closest to their hearts and homes. Something approaching a quarter of a million pounds a year is provided in this way, through hundreds of small donations from individual Lodges.
Imagine if that support could be even greater!
One way would be to provide much larger amounts to a favoured group or cause than an individual Lodge or Chapter could possibly afford, by utilising a collective fund for just such a purpose.
Matched funding is another way to help an individual Lodge or Chapter to increase its support of its favourite good causes
The charity can also provide instant funds for your Lodge, Chapter or group of Lodges at a Masonic Centre, to enable you to offer quick and significant support to a local group in need of rapid help.
Decision making when an application is made is quick and straightforward, with a very light-touch to the necessary formalities and bureaucracy.
The Cornwallis East Kent Freemasons’ Charity is your charity. It wants to support what you want to support, and by getting behind it you can help your local community far more than as an individual Lodge or Chapter. You can contribute to your charity as an individual member or collectively as a Lodge or Chapter, either with one-off donations or with regular payments.
Please help us, to help you, to help your community.
Use the contact us link to get in touch and we’ll let you know how you can support your charity.