FFV EDUCATION GRANTS

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 FFV Education Grant.

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

FFV MASONIC GRANTS

Freemasons Foundation Victoria will assist Masonic Orders 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. 

Masonic Orders: 

  • Craft Lodges warranted and on the register of the United Grant Lodges of Victoria. 

  • Mark Lodges warranted and on the register of United Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Victoria. 

  • Chapters warranted and on the register of Supreme Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Victoria. 

Application Guidelines

  • A total of $500,000 is available for grants in 2021/2022. The maximum value a Masonic Order can apply for in 2021/2022 is $10,000 to support local community organisations.

  • Masonic Orders are expected to contribute at least 20% of the requested funding towards the project. Eg requested amount is $5,000, Masonic Orders 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 minutes showing the amount being contributed 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.

  • FFV Masonic 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 grant applications, failure to submit an acquittal report may impact future applications submitted to the Foundation for funding.

Presentation

  • 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 Neil on (03) 8535 4780 or Email: enquiries@freemasonsfoundation.org