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LRFC (The Leicestershire & Rutland Freemasons' Charity)

Charity has always been a core principle of Freemasonry and we’re proud of our 300-year history of helping those in need.  Our members make an important contribution at a local, national, and global level every year by giving both their money and their time to make a real difference to a number of organisations and communities.


It is why Freemasonry nationally is one of the largest charitable givers in the country, contributing over £50,000,000 to deserving causes each year. The LRFC plays an important part in all this and it is supported by the Freemasons of the Province who subscribe a minimum £36 annually, or £3-month.


The LRFC is a Registered Charity with the Charity Commission No 234054.       

LRFC Charitable Work

Local Freemasons, through the Leicestershire and Rutland Freemasons’ Charity, undertake the following Charitable work :


  • Make grants and donations to local non-Masonic Organisations, Institutions and registered Charities.

  • Provide relief and assistance to the aged, sick, distressed and infirm Freemasons and their families in Leicestershire and Rutland.

  • Donate to the Masonic Charitable Foundation based in London.

The LRFC is largely a GRANT MAKING Charity and encourages applications for grants from Local Charities, and also seeks nominations for grants from the Lodges and Brethren throughout Leicestershire and Rutland.


All the Lodges are actively involved in Charity, raising their own funds for their chosen Charities, for the LRFC, and for the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF). To this end, each Lodge has a Charity Steward to raise the funds and an Almoner who looks after the welfare of Freemasons, their widows, and their families.

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