The values of Freemasonry are based on integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness.
Freemasons are taught to practise charity and to care, not only for their own, but also for the community as a whole – both by charitable giving, and by voluntary efforts and works as individuals.
From its earliest days, Freemasonry has been concerned with the care of orphans, the sick and the aged. This work continues today. In addition, large sums are given to national and local charities. Masonic charity is exercised at every level: individual Lodges make gifts and give aid to their own communities. Nationally, our efforts are channelled through our North Island Masonic District Charitable Trust and the Roskill Foundation in association with freemasons of the NZ Consitution.
North Island English Masonic District Charitable Trust
The NIEDMCT is the main instrument for funding English Masonic charity in the North Island. The Trust has supported Charities such as the Heart Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis, the Christchurch Appeal and many more.
In addition, the Trust provides grants to members and their families if they are in financial difficulties. Funding for the Trust is by individual members making regular donations, often by way of a monthly Direct Debit Mandate and by Donations from Lodges.
Members also sometimes leave a bequest in their will.
W Bro Murray MacDonald
Chairman of Trustees
If you are member of the Craft and do not have a Direct Debit in place, please feel free to download it below and then send the completed form to the District Grand Secretary or to your Lodge Charity Steward.
MASONIC CHARITABLE FOUNDATION, THE FREEMASONS CHARITY
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.
All of our Lodges have their own charitable organisations which support local and National charities as well as helping their own.