Freemasons Foundation Victoria may approve, under the terms of its Trust Deed, assistance to Victorian Craft Lodges to support them in contributing to the education of children in local schools through means of a Masonic Education Support Grant.

As a general guide, the support can be awarded on the basis of academic achievement or financial need.


Freemasons Foundation Victoria will assist Victorian Craft Lodges whenever possible, in their philanthropic activities within their local community in the areas of Health & Medical Research, Community Development, Education, Youth Development Programs and Indigenous Programs. Please ensure that your cause is a

not-for-profit organisation. 

Application Guidelines

  • A total of $400,000 is available to Lodges to apply for grants in 2020/2021. The maximum value a Lodge can apply for in 2020/2021 is $10,000 to support local community organisations.

  • Lodges are expected to contribute at least 20% of the requested funding towards the project. Eg requested amount is $5,000, Lodge contribution is at least $1,000.

  • The Foundation will not fund a project designed to benefit an individual or a family and does not support general fundraising appeals.

  • Copy of the Lodge’s minutes showing the amount the Lodge is contributing and the amount requesting from the Foundation must be attached to the application.

  • The Foundation reserves the right to decline an application or vary the amount applied for in accordance with the Foundations policies and guidelines.

  • Current quotations must be attached to the application for any equipment purchase.

  • Projects already completed, repayment of cost already incurred and the advancement of sport, recreation or social activities are not considered charitable by the Australian Tax Office and are regrettably unable to be supported within this specific program.

  • Lodge Support Grants open in July and close 31st May

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Notification of application outcomes

  • We will email you about the outcome of your application. If you are successful, the grant payment will be paid directly to the organisation’s bank account.

  • An Acquittal report is required to be submitted for all successful lodge grant applications, failure of a Lodge to submit an acquittal report may impact future applications submitted to the Foundation for funding.


  • If a presentation is going to be made, care should be taken to ensure that the portion of funds contributed by the Foundation is attributed as coming from Freemasons Foundation Victoria.

For further information contact Jacintha on (03) 8535 4780 or Email:

Freemasons Foundation Victoria 
ACN 159 528 122 

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