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The three Great Principles by which we stand are Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth. Freemasons are taught to practise charity and to care, not only for their own, but also for the community as a whole – both by charitable giving, and by voluntary efforts and works as individuals.

From its earliest days, Freemasonry has been concerned with the care of orphans, the sick and the aged. This work continues today. In addition, large sums are given to national and local charities.

Masonic charity is exercised at every level: individual Lodges make gifts and give aid to their own communities and every Province also gives large sums of money to regional causes.

Nationally, our efforts are placed through four main charity organisations:

Every year, the Provincial Grand Master chooses the charities for which the Masons self raise funds toward. In addition to this, there are regular charities that receive donations.

There are 10 Craft lodges within the Province of Guernsey and Alderney, the Master of each can choose Charities that will also receive donations from his lodge.

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£500,000 for Scouts - 28 October 2015

In 2008, The Freemasons’ Grand Charity pledged to donate £500,000 to The Scout Association. Seven years and half a million pounds later, this grant has been hugely successful in its aim to encourage and expand Scouting.In total, over one million young people received new materials and equipment and over 23,500 have joined Scouting thanks to this grant.

The money was used to encourage more young people to join the Scouting movement and to support local Scouting. This has included providing start-up and activity grants and much needed equipment, such as activity books and games:

Programme Materials£125,000 was used to help revise existing publications such as “Nights Away” as well as contributing to new materials such as “Join In Jamboree” and “Our Sporting Adventure”.Nearly 1 million young people have benefited from these resources and learned new skills as a result.