Our income comes from the generosity and efforts of Freemasons, their families and friends, past and present, and we work hard to make sure that we spend these donations as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Around 54 per cent of our income comes from the contributions of today’s Freemasons, the majority of which is raised through festival appeals, a unique fundraising system where Freemasons in selected Provinces focus their collective efforts on raising funds for the MCF over a period of five or six years.
A further 18 per cent comes from legacies and the remaining 28 per cent comes as income from assets that have built up over a long period of time from the generosity of previous generations.
For every £1 spent, 87 pence was paid out in grants and support services for individuals and their families facing difficulty, and charities that work directly with vulnerable and disadvantaged members of society. Only seven pence of every pound represents the costs of generating funds, which includes investment management fees, property costs and fundraising. The remaining six pence is spent on the administration required to deliver our life-changing work.