UGLE/MCF Covid-19 Community Initiative


Following the announcement of the Masonic Charitable Foundation and the United Grand Lodge of England to create a Corona Virus fund for Provinces to use to support community based initiatives, if any brother who has a project to support the community at this time or indeed a strong idea, they should get in touch with the Provincial Grand Master at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Some Provinces are providing tablets for those on isolation wards, some are funding the manufacture of scrubs, some are buying in masks etc. 

All the bids so far are fairly generic and it would be great to see something genuinely creative which will help some group of individuals in their suffering.  The key to a good bid is to identify a product or service, ensure that it is genuinely beneficial to those in need and, finally, how we reach the correct target audience.

The United Grand Lodge of England has been hugely inspired by the number of initiatives that have already appeared across the Provinces, from the Freemason making hand sanitizer in his gin distillery to those delivering emergency parcels to those in need. 

The next edition of Freemasonry Today, will replace the usual news section with news stories under the heading of ‘Celebrating community in the face of adversity.’ 

Could you please let the Provincial Communications Team know if you hear of anything that you think would be a good fit for this?  As usual, we are keen for good quality photos too.  Please submit your stories and pictures on the Provincial website :