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Middlesex Masonic Charity

Charity No: 1064406

MMC makes grants to worthy causes and charities in Middlesex, or with strong Middlesex connections, which have been suggested by members of Lodges and Chapters in the Province. The grants are often made in respect of but not limited to, youth development, community projects and support for medical and care facilities in the Province. The MMC also offers financial support to the children and grandchildren of Middlesex Masons by way of scholarships in further education.

Middlesex Masonic Charity is the working name of the Masonic Province of Middlesex Charitable Trust.

Applications can be made by any Mason on behalf of a cause using the application form here: MPMCT Grant Appl Form

Donations are always welcome and being a registered charity funds can be transferred directly from your relief chest or by direct donation sending them a cheque.

Download a copy of the latest Financial Statement HERE

An example of some of the Grants made by the MMCT:-

Sponsoring Lodge/Masonic Body Lodge No. Nominated Charity Application Date Amount Awarded Comments
The A-T Society 07.06.16 £2,500 Purchase special powered wheelchairs for two brothers, Neil and Stephen, who both live in Harrow
Marble Hill Playcentres 25.04.16 £3,500 To provide 50 free access passes for children and families in need. Each pass costs £70 each.
Choice Support (Roy Kinnear House) 12.07.16 £5,000 Funding towards the Sensory Room Project costing a total of £20,289
Middlesex Century Lodge 5837 Hillingdon Narrowboats Association 25.08.16 £3,000 Purchase 30 new life jackets (10 adult and 20 child)
Ruislip St Martin’s Lodge 9125 St Martin’s Church 18.11.16 £1,500 To replace existing CCTV equipment
West Drayton Gatehouse Lodge 6836 Bear Rails Scout Campsite – Windsor 15.11.16 £10,000 To demolish and re-build a toilet and washing facility
Richmond Lodge 2032 Support towards treatment not available in UK 18.01.17 £500 Assistance towards £150k funding of treatment for a brain tumour (DIPG) to 10 year old girl
Provincial Grand Lodge of Middlesex 17.03.17 £1,750 PGL Middlesex printing costs
Freemasons Grand Charity 17.03.17 £20,000 Grand Charity Relief Chest E0142
Graham Fulford Charitable Trust 13.04.17 £12,000 PSA Testing for Middlesex Masons at Twickenham and Harrow
Kenelm Lodge 8255 Sudbury Neighbourhood Centre 27.04.16 £5,000 Replacement of old and outdated IT equipment
Freemasons’ Grand Charity £50,000 Part 1 of Donation to the Middlesex 2020 Festival for the RMTGB
RAFT Mount Vernon Hospital 20.02.17 £10,000 Grant towards “Creating Smiles” Project for using 3D technology to produce facial implants.
Freemasons’ Grand Charity 16.10.17 £50,000 Part 2 of Donation to the Middlesex 2020 Festival for the RMTGB
TOTAL £174,750

Grants Awarded and Pending

Sponsoring Lodge/Masonic Body Lodge No. Nominated Charity Application Date Amount Awarded Comments
Osterley Lodge 6430 Osterley 1st Scout Group 08.03.17 £917 Urgent supply of office equipment: computers, printers laminator and projector screen.
Osterley Lodge 6430 13th Roxeth Scout Group 16.03.17 £5,000 Grant to purchase 10 Stand Up Paddle (SUP) boards to introduce the sport to Scouts.
Stepping Stone Homes 09.03.17 £1,500 To provide 10 Starter Pack’s for new arrivals
Mowbray Lodge 7689 1st Northwood Scout Group (1N) 30.06.17 £5,000 Contribution to build a new Scouting Centre
Sunbury Lodge 1733 Shooting Star Chase 19.07.17 £3,352 Purchase a replacement Barella trolley for transporting bed ridden or wheelchair bound children to a bathroom.
Citadel Lodge 1897 Age UK – Harrow 08.10.17 £800 To help pay for Christmas dinner / presents for 35 elderly people from Harrow and the surrounding areas.
TOTAL £16,569

Middlesex Provincial Benevolent Fund

Charity No: 217065

The main purpose of the fund is to provide assistance to Middlesex Masons, their widows and the children of deceased brethren, in distressed circumstances, where the four central Masonic charities were unable to offer support or in cases of emergency. Applications would come from the Provincial Grand Almoner having been unable to obtain assistance from the central Masonic charities. It is also a fund which supports other Provincial Festivals. Any enquiries should be routed through the Provincial Almoner.

It has received the proceeds from the Provincial Annual Meetings of both the Craft and Royal Arch but other donations are always welcome.

Middlesex Provincial Relief Fund

Charity No: 14006R (Reg Industrial & Provident Act)

Established following the sale of The Princess Alexandra Home at Stanmore in January 2002 to help Masons and their relatives in circumstances where the other four main Masonic charities are unable to assist. The fund is also available to assist non-Masons living within the old county boundary of Middlesex who due to poor health or poverty are in need of financial assistance.

An example of some of the Grants made by the MPRF:-

General Grants

Donations in Year Ended 30th September 2017

RMTGB £200,000
Freemason Grand Charity £11,277
Bear Rails Project Fund £10,000
London Community Foundation £10,000
Lifelites £7,500
RMSG – Scholarship £4,000
Brunel University- Research Grants £1,300
Serv £1,000
Skanda Vale £500
Hillingdon Brain Tumour Group £500
Total £246,077
MGFFF  – Grand Charity £16,842
MPBF –  Individual Grants £2,974
Middx 2020 Festival Grants £18,600
Widows at Christmas £4,720
Total £289,213

Applications can be made by any Mason on behalf of an individual using the application form downloadable HERE

Donations are always welcome and being a registered charity funds can be transferred directly from your relief chest or by cheque sent directly or via Provincial Office.