Welcome and

As Chairman of the Board of Trustees, I am honoured to share in the responsibility of steering this remarkable charity.

The MCF has laid strong foundations and built on a proud legacy

The Board is committed to fulfilling its charitable objects, providing strong governance, prudent stewardship, measuring our impact and ensuring the organisation is fit for the future. To help achieve this, the MCF has laid strong foundations and built on a proud legacy of providing charitable support for individuals and communities since the eighteenth century.

Our journey over the last seven years has been marked by resilience, delivery and adaptability, qualities that have become even more critical in the face of evolving challenges including the recent pandemic and the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, as well as responding to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine when we were proud to be able to coordinate charitable support totalling over £1 million on behalf of Freemasonry.

Since the last report the charity has continued to develop a strategic partnership approach with national charities such as Age UK, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Hospice UK and the Cranfield Trust to address a number of the challenges presenting in wider society including our aging population, mental health needs and disadvantaged young people. We have also responded to requests from Metropolitan and Provincial Grand Lodges to support local charities.

I would like to thank all of our Trustees for their ongoing support in the development of our new strategy and I look forward to working alongside them as we oversee its implementation by our Chief Executive and his excellent team. I would also like to take the opportunity to thank the six Trustees who retired this year, all of whom have helped the MCF to strive for and achieve excellence and they should feel
justifiably proud.

Sir Paul Williams OBE, KStJ, DL
Chairman and Deputy President

Our year in brief
Our year in brief

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Our year in brief

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