For decades, Freemasonry has helped those affected by natural disasters or humanitarian crises as quickly as possible by contributing to international aid appeals; the MCF is proud to be the charity through which that generosity is distributed.
Our most significant contribution this year was supporting Ukrainian refugees in Eastern Europe and those who have temporarily relocated to the United Kingdom. A total of £1.2M was awarded to support Ukrainian refugees through 14 grants.
The majority of this funding was raised through a special fundraising appeal, which was generously supported by Freemasons in addition to existing fundraising commitments.
We also provided contributions to appeals following the devastating flooding in Pakistan in September 2022 as well as the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria in February 2023.