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Masonic Charitable Foundation

Providing start up grants to new sections in communities facing disadvantage

I used to have to bribe him to try Cubs. Now he enjoys it every week. I can't thank you all enough for the brilliant work you do. He doesn’t have many positive role models in his life. I think being part of Cubs and Scouts will help his development enormously, and give him the chance to learn skills that will serve him well as an adult.

Parent of a Cub Scout, Rochdale, Skye Scout Group


The continued support of the Masonic Charitable Foundation is helping more young people to develop skills for life.

MCF support The Scouts through Better Prepared, a campaign launched in 2015 to bring Scouts to the 200 most deprived areas where we’re not already present. Through start-up funding for new sections in the most disadvantaged communities in England and Wales, over 1100 young people have benefitted from seed funding for equipment, uniforms, and concessions for what may have been their first night away from home at camp.

For more information about start-up funding, please refer to the Scout Grants Committee member pages: www.scouts.org.uk/grants.

Interested in supporting the Scouts?

Contact the Trusts team to learn more about our partnerships with trusts and foundations, and to explore how your trust could support our work. We'd be delighted to hear from you.

About Masonic Charitable Foundation 

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

Most of the support they provide takes the form of financial grants to individuals and families to assist with daily living costs. They can also award grants to provide specific items or services.

In addition to the support provided to Freemasons and their families, millions of pounds are awarded to local and national charities each year - helping vulnerable people, advancing medical research and providing a wealth of opportunities for young people.