Building a caring society with Integrity, Friendship, Respect and Charity


Kindness and charitable giving are deeply ingrained within the principles of Freemasonry. The organisation provides a support structure that helps members make positive contributions to communities and worthwhile causes through fundraising events or volunteer work.

Individuals can make an important contribution at local, national and global level by giving both their time and money. Thanks to their efforts, Freemasonry is one of the largest charitable givers in the country, contributing more than £48m to deserving causes in 2018 alone. Freemasons don’t only donate money – over 5 million hours of volunteer work was undertaken by Freemasons in 2018.

“The bond of friendship is stronger in Freemasonry than anywhere else I’ve ever experienced. I have a wider, more diverse circle of friends than I ever thought possible.”