Vale of Nidd Lodge - Our Charity Work


The Vale of Nidd Masonic Lodge is a charitable organisation which is funded solely by its members, although recipients are from every walk of life, both masonic and public, national and local.

As well as supporting numerous National Appeals and Charities, The Vale of Nidd Lodge has donated tens of thousands of pounds to various worthy causes in Nidderdale. These have included local schools, youth organisations, sports clubs and many community projects.

The three main tenets (beliefs) in Freemasonry are Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. Brotherly love is love of fellow man (and woman); Relief is caring for others (including charitable giving) and Truth is self-explanatory. Freemasons take great pride in helping others and any funds raised are from our members or assets. You will never see Freemason's on the street with a collection box.

Charitable giving by individual Freemasons is encouraged but not obligatory.

Nationally millions of pounds are donated to British and worldwide emergency appeals, national charities and worthy causes. The total annual charitable donations by British Freemasons during 2018 for example was £48 million, second only to the National Lottery.

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Masonic Charitable Foundation, the Freemasons Charity

The Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF), the Freemasons Charity, builds better lives by enabling opportunity, advancing healthcare and education and promoting independence for Freemasons, their families and the wider community.

Funded entirely through the generosity of Freemasons and their families, the MCF is one of the largest grant-making charities in the country.

A wide range of help and support is available for Freemasons, their wives, partners, widows, children and grandchildren. Most of the support provided takes the form of financial grants to assist with financial, health or family related needs.

For further information about the help and support available from the Foundation, please call their dedicated freephone enquiry line: 0800 035 60 90 or email

You can also write to Masonic Charitable Foundation, 60 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ

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Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution

The RMBI has been caring for older Freemasons and their dependants for over 160 years.

We operate 17 residential care homes across England and Wales offering high quality care. Many of our Homes are registered for both residential and nursing care and a number offer specialist dementia care. All of our Homes can offer places to people with dementia, following as assessment of their needs.

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The Freemasons Fund For Surgical Research

The Freemasons Fund for Surgical Research is a UK Charity with the aim of supporting the Royal College of Surgeons of England. For many years, it has supported the College by funding Research Fellowships.

The fund was set up by donation raised as part of the 250th Anniversary celebrations of the United Grand Lodge of England in 1967 and received a second significant sum in 2014 from Supreme Grand Chapter to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Royal Arch.

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