Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 March 2018
Masonic Charitable Foundation
- Freemasons Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ
Aims & activities
To relieve and preserve health, advance education and prevent or relieve poverty or financial hardship, amongst such persons as the Trustees consider from time to time to be in need of assistance and to further such other purposes being exclusively charitable.
What the charity does
- General charitable purposes
- The advancement of health or saving of lives
- The prevention or relief of poverty
- Overseas aid/famine relief
Who the charity helps
- Children/young people
- Elderly/old people
- People with disabilities
- Other charities or voluntary bodies
How the charity works
- Makes grants to individuals
- Makes grants to organisations
- Provides services
- Provides advocacy/advice/information
- Sponsors or undertakes research
Income and Endowments:
* £5.4M investment gains(losses)
Assets and liabilities
- £109.9M Own use assets
- £234.7M Long term investments
- £706.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £76.9M Other assets
- £13.9M Total liabilities
Recognised by HMRC for gift aid
Charitable spending ratios
Ratios have to be put in context. They should be read in conjunction with the charity’s financial statements on which they’re based if they are to be interpreted correctly and sound conclusions drawn. For example the accounting rules affect what can be classed as income or expenditure. Where a charity which purchases land to further its objects the accounting rules do not permit including the purchase cost as charitable spending in its accounts. Instead it is ‘capitalised’ and shown on the balance sheet. Similarly a charity that receives an endowment it can’t spend may have a lower percentage of charitable spending as a proportion of income in the year of receipt as compared to the previous year as a result. Ratios may also be affected by the way a charity operates. For example, a charity which primarily generates income from investments may have lower cost of raising funds than one which employs fundraisers. A grant-making charity funding other charities to undertake an activity will have much lower staffing costs compared to a charity employing staff to perform that activity.
Charitable spending (including governance costs) as a percentage of the group’s total income available for charitable activities.
The charity group’s total income adjusted for the trading subsidiaries costs of income generation and other costs to give the percentage available to the parent for charitable spending.
The percentage of the charity’s total income retained for future use.
THE OBJECTS OF THE CHARITY ARE, FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT, TO: 1. RELIEVE SICKNESS AND PRESERVE HEALTH, ADVANCE EDUCATION AND PREVENT OR RELIEVE POVERTY OR FINANCIAL HARDSHIP, AMONGST SUCH PERSONS AS THE TRUSTEES CONSIDER FROM TIME TO TIME TO BE IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE TO THE EXTENT TO WHICH THE TRUSTEES IN THEIR ABSOLUTE DISCRETION THINK APPROPRIATE; AND TO 2. FURTHER SUCH OTHER PURPOSES (BEING EXCLUSIVELY CHARITABLE) AS THE TRUSTEES MAY FROM TIME TO TIME IN THEIR ABSOLUTE DISCRETION CONSIDER APPROPRIATE.
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 27/08/2015 AS AMENDED BY CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION ON CHANGE OF NAME DATED 11/12/2015
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Land And Property
This charity owns and/or leases land or property.
- 19 Trustees
- 1,100 Employees
- 240 Volunteers
Areas of operation
List of regions
- Throughout England And Wales