As a result of the fantastic 2020 Mark Benevolent Fund Festival, the Trustees of the Kent Mark Benevolent Fund (KMBF) were able, with foresight, to create a legacy and secure future funding to enable it to continue the good work it does locally, as well as honouring its ongoing commitments to other Provinces in Festival.
As you can imagine, the Covid-19 masonic suspension had a detrimental effect on the income of the fund, but since the resumption, donations from individual members and Lodges in the Province have been, and continue to be, gratefully received.
As a result, the Trustees have decided to introduce a Match Funding Scheme for Lodges, and £2000 has been ring fenced for this purpose.
Any Lodge in the Province may petition the Kent Mark Benevolent Fund once a year, the maximum amount of any qualifying petition is £200, meaning that, if approved, £400 can be donated to your chosen charity via the KMBF.
The first successful recipient was Talk Club, a national men’s health charity with groups in here Kent, who were sponsored by St Peter-in-Thanet Mark Lodge No.1053.
All Lodge donations to the KMBF (including donations for match funding) will count towards the KMBF Patronage Scheme.
Please contact the Provincial Grand Almoner or Charity Steward for further assistance in making your application.