Associated Charities that we support

As a non-profit organisation, dedicated to offering companionship and aid both to members and the general community who may be in need, we support a number of Charities.

The object of Freemasonry in New South Wales is the provision of community service, which in practice translates to a number of charitable works. These range from building homes for the aged to post-secondary and post-graduate education scholarships, a benevolent fund to help Masons and non-Masons, as well as awards and equipment to assist the handicapped.

A Start in Life

A Start in Life, formerly The Masonic Welfare Fund. Is an Australian Charity has been around for 89 years and has helped thousands of disadvantaged children and continues that help today. We know education is the fundamental to breaking the poverty cycle.

The Whiddon Group

The Whiddon Group has 26 specialist residential care and independent living facilities and cares for over 1700 residential clients throughout NSW. In addition The Whiddon Group provides community services across NSW.


Masonicare is the official charity of NSW and ACT Freemasons. Their aim is to improve the lives and wellbeing of people in our community.

The Grand Charity

The Freemasons' Grand Charity is funded by Freemasons and their families and is continuing a commitment to charitable support that began nearly 300 years ago in the earliest days of organised Freemasonry. This fund has made donations to the Queensland floods in 2012 and 2013, the bush fires in Victoria and NSW 2012 and 2013, and the New Zealand earthquake.


The Royal Freemasons' Benevolent Institution care for the aged and is open to everyone. They offer a wide range of retirement self care apartments, hostels, serviced units and nursing homes. The RFBI has provided millions of dollars in annuities, since 1880.