The Province of
Antrim supports all of the Masonic Charities in Ireland, the principal ones
• The Victoria Jubilee Masonic
Benevolent Fund: This is a Grand lodge Charity and provides Annuities
for distressed Freemasons, their Spouses and / or Widows.
• The Masonic Welfare Fund:
Launched in 1997 it can assist a broad range of Masonic dependants who may not
be eligible for assistance from existing Masonic Charities. It may also consider
assistance for a wide variety of domestic and educational needs together with
• The Masonic Girls' Benefit Fund
and Masonic Boys' Benefit Fund: Funded by income derived from investments
following the sale of the Masonic Schools. Assistance is provided at all
Grand Master's Festivals: These events raise funds for non-Masonic charities.
The last two raised almost £ 1 million in support of medical research and for
carers of those suffering from Alzheimers Disease.
Housing Association (N.I) Ltd:
This is an Industrial and Provident Society. Its principal activity is to
provide housing primarily for Senior Citizens.
From time to time support is given at Provincial Grand Lodge and Subordinate
Lodge level on a one-off basis to sundry local charities.
Cary & Dunluce
Larne & District
Lisburn & District
Seven Towers & Massereene
Six Mile Valley