The Grand Charity came in to being on 1st January 1982. Succeeding the board of benevolence, who in turn had descended from various committees formed by Grand Lodge. The earliest having been in the 18th Century.
Priorities:- The relief of Masonic petitioners. Providing help for Freemasons and their families who are experiencing hardship. Assistance for the other Masonic Charities. Grants to national non-Masonic Charities and for emergency relief work worldwide.
Providing support that relieves poverty and addresses the educational needs of Freemasons' children and (when funds permit) assisting any children, as their fathers would have done, had they been able to do so.
Founded in 1842 as the "Asylum for worthy Aged and Decayed Freemasons", seeks to offer high quality care, support and asistance to older Freemasons and their dependants. It is comitted to ensuring that the individuals' right to dignity, respect, choice and control over their own ives is upheld and maintained.
The Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons' Fund of Benevolence (Registered Charity No. 207610)