Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Kent
Provincial Care and Welfare Committee

This committee was formed in May 2020 as part of the huge effort by the Mark Province of Kent to enhance and deliver on our priority of Welfare, Welfare, Welfare.

The Provincial Grand Master Chairs this committee himself assisted by the Assistant Provincial Grand Master (Welfare), Provincial Grand Almoner, Provincial Assistant Grand Almoner, Provincial Grand Treasurer, Chair of the KMBF Board of Trustees, the Assistant Provincial Grand Master (Retention) and a Secretary to the Committee.

Lodge Almoner’s Handbook

The committee meets as often as necessary either in person or by the use of video conferencing. The committee oversees all aspects of care, welfare and benevolence including the work of the Provincial Grand Almoner and his team, activities of Lodge Almoners’, the profile of care and welfare on the Provincial website and the Kent Masonic Yearbook. This ensures that the maximum care and attention is given to those who need it most.

There are a number of sources of assistance to help Lodge Almoners and their members in time of need as can be seen on the following chart. In addition to this list there are various avenues of Government support available. The Provincial Grand Almoner also publishes a newsletter in which he updates members on the latest news to keep us all updated within the Province.

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Mark Benevolent Fund Mark Benevolent Fund
(MBF)


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Founded 1868
Board of Trustees

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A large benevolent fund making major capital grants; responding to petitions for relief from members and their families; and responding to applications from charitable causes.
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Mark Benevolent Fund Kent Mark Benevolent Fund
(KMBF)


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Founded 1985
Board of Trustees

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A Provincial benevolent fund offering relief to distressed brethren, their widows and dependents; providing support for local worthy causes; and supporting Masonic Charity Festivals.
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Mark Benevolent Fund Kent Mark PGM's
Discretionary Fund


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Founded 2019
Provincial Grand Master

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A Provincial 'hardship' fund able to assist brethren who are in financial distress, e.g. Support with paying annual subscriptions for Lodge membership.
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Mark Benevolent Fund Masonic Charitable Foundation
(MCF)


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Founded 2015
Charity Grants Committee

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A large grant-making foundation encouraging opportunity, promoting independence and improving wellbeing. It provides support to Freemasons, their families and the wider community.
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