Welcome to The Freemasons Charity
To be concerned for those in need is an essential quality of a Freemason’s way of life.
Mission Statement: To promote and co-ordinate Freemasons’ benevolence in New Zealand.
Aim: To support Freemasons and their families in need, as well as to practice public charity, by recognizing and responding to the needs of the wider community.
For centuries Freemasons have given to those needing assistance. Freemasonry is one of the oldest fraternal organisations in the world. It was first organised in England in the early 17th century (but its origins go back much further) when ‘charity’ was the term for acts of giving to those who had little. It came to New Zealand in 1837, the first Lodge opened in 1842 and the Grand Lodge of New Zealand was formed in 1890. It celebrates its 125th Anniversary in 2015.
Today Freemasons still practice this virtue and ‘charity’ is still the name we use to describe our support for the many programmes of assistance we operate in the community.
Heartland Bank Freemasons Scholarships. Closed 1st February 2018. Reopen 1st October 2018.
Latest Charity Herald September 2017 Read Here
Freemasons University Scholarships 2018. Applications now closed.
Freemasons University Scholarships being held at Parliament in Wellington in May 2017 Here
The Freemasons Charity Deed of Trust Read Here
Freemasons Park at Homai College opened for Blind and Visually Impaired Children See Here
Congratulations from Auckland University on a 30 Year Partnership on the occasion of our 125th Anniversary…. see video