It is an unfortunate fact that assistance from the Four Masonic Charities has never been so much in demand as it is at present. In these times of austerity and depleted social funding, the Charities are being called upon for an ever increasing amount of grants to assist Freemasons and their dependants who have fallen on hard times to assist with basic daily living expenses and financial hardship.
Significant changes to the current benefit system with the introduction of Universal Credit went live in the Greater Manchester region in April 2013 and was rolled out across the country from October 2013. Universal Credit will replace income related Job Seekers Allowance and Employment Support Allowance, Income Support, Working Tax Credits, Child Tax Credits and Housing Benefit.
Good Reasons To Become a Freemason
When you become a Freemason you: Join an international organisation of some 6 million worldwide, where members will greet and welcome you, and your family, wherever you go;
Procedures for Joining
One of the most common misconceptions about Freemasonry, and there are many such misconceptions, is that you have to be invited to join. Nothing could be further from the truth.