Old Olavians Lodge No. 5758
The Grand Charity
Registered charity no. 281942
Charity is the central grant-giving charity of all Freemasons in the English Constitution.
The three main areas in which the charity provides assistance are:-
Masonic applicants in distressed circumstances
Giving to Non-Masonic charities
Support to other Masonic charities
The Grand Charity receives a share of every English Freemason's annual lodge subscription for each Lodge of which he is a member. This money is used by Grand Charity to make the centrally administered donations as shown in the accounts pages listed above.
In addition, the Grand Charity operates a deposit facility in which individual Lodges, Royal Arch Chapters, and other approved bodies, may hold their charity funds. This facility is called the Grand Charity Relief Chest Scheme. Individual donors (who need not be Freemasons) may make regular donations into Scheme accounts which are eligible for income tax and capital gains tax reclaim (currently 28%). Donations made from these Relief Chest accounts are also included in the figures recorded for previous years.
For information on the Grand Charity and details of the Relief Chest Scheme, please contact the Grand Charity direct:-
60 Great Queen Street
London WC2B 5AZ
020 7395 9293
Fax: 020 7395 9295
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