After another twelve months of delivering life-changing support for families and charities across England and Wales, it is our pleasure to share some of our key achievements from the year in the pages of this special-edition newspaper, Better Times.
As an organisation, we are driven by one vision. We want everyone to have access to the opportunities and support they need to live healthy and fulfilling lives, with the freedom and independence to participate actively in society.
We pursue this vision in two ways. Freemasons and their families are helped through a range of grants and support services for financial, health, education or care-related needs. To support disadvantaged members of wider society, we fund local and national charities that tackle important social issues.
In this report, you can read about our key achievements from the year 2018/19 and the areas within which we have made the most impact. Specifically, we will talk about the refinement of our grant and support programmes in response to the needs of society, and the development of strategic partnerships to help us deliver our support in the most effective way possible.
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in grants and support services awarded by the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF), a charity funded entirely by Freemasons and their families.
awarded through 6,324 grants, including support for >
Freemasons and their families
local and national charities
calls and emails from people asking for help
charities applied for a grant
families received grants to cover essential daily living costs
people used our counselling service
children and young people received grants to support their studies
people received mobility equipment to help them live more independently
grants funded faster medical treatment for people on long NHS waiting lists
people received quality care in our RMBI Care Co. homes
new medical research PhD studentships were established
air ambulance and rescue services were supported
supported disaster relief efforts in Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, India and Guatemala
hospice services benefitted from our funding
A priority for the year was to review and refocus our grant-making programmes for charities
We want to make the greatest possible impact at a local level
Discover the grants we have awarded to individuals, families and charities in your local area
In our 2017/18 impact report, we set ourselves a number of targets
We recently completed our second annual beneficiary survey
Our plans for the future
All our income comes from the generosity and efforts of Freemasons, their families and friends
Feedback from our donors and beneficiaries