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.


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. The Charity celebrated 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.

Application here. Opened 1st October 2018. Closes 1st February 2019.

Freemasons University Scholarships 2019

Closed 1st October 2018. Opens again 1st July 2019.

Latest Charity Herald

March 2018

The Freemasons Charity Deed of Trust

Read here.

Freemasons Park

At Homai College opened for Blind and Visually Impaired Children

Congratulations from Auckland University

On a 30 Year Partnership on the occasion of our 125th Anniversary. Watch the video here.