Helping the Community

The values of Freemasonry are based on integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness. From its earliest days, Freemasonry has been involved in charitable activities.

Freemasonry is one of the largest charitable givers in the country, contributing more than £48m to deserving causes in 2018 alone.

Freemasonry continues to provide support for the widows, orphans and dependants of Freemasons as well as donating large sums to national, regional and local charities while ensuring that the money is well spent with minimal administration costs. Freemasons do not only donate money – more than 18.5 million hours of volunteer work was undertaken by Freemasons in 2018.

Claygate Lodge supports charities through both regular and one-off donations. These charities are outlined by the Master of the Lodge in his year of office and all funds raised throughout the year are donated to those charities.

In 2019 Claygate Lodge made charitable donations of £1000 each to; Help for Heroes and Moor House School and College.

In 2020 the Lodge has made a £500 donation to the Masonic Covid19 Appeal Fund which will be matched by a similar amount from the United Grand Lodge.  £2,500 has also been allocated to Kingston University’s Student Welfare Fund to support students with day to day living costs.

At a county level, Surrey Freemasons will be donating £20,000 of grants to charities and organisations impacted by coronavirus in the county.

For further information about the help and support available from the Foundation, please call their dedicated freephone enquiry line: 0800 035 6090 or email

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