Relief Chest Scheme

21 August, 2019

The Relief Chest Scheme is operated by the Masonic Charitable Foundation and allows Lodges, Chapters, Provinces and other Masonic groups to save time, take control and give more to the charities they support.

Purpose-built for Freemasonry, the Relief Chest Scheme offers donor-advised funds called Relief Chests within which donations can be securely held until the groups are ready to make a payment to a registered charity.

Using the Relief Chest Scheme means donations go even further:

  • Gift Aid is automatically reclaimed on all eligible donations, boosting every £1 donated by 25p.
  • The online sponsorship platform and fundraising support can help groups raise more money.
  • A favourable interest rate is earned on all funds held in a Relief Chest.

Today, there are 4,840 Relief Chests holding funds which total £22.4 million.

Click here to find out more about the scheme or to make a donation to a specific Relief Chest.