The Masonic Welfare Fund
The Fund is designed to meet the needs brought about by the complex changes in the social and cultural life of the present, and indeed, to anticipate future changes. This is all clearly shown in the very flexible and widely written primary objectives of the Fund as follows:-
“To relieve cases of poverty, hardship, sickness and distress amongst members of the Fraternity of Freemasons whether situated in Ireland or overseas and the wives, widows, children and other more remote issue and dependents of such members and other necessitous persons”.
The Grand Master is the Chairman of the Fund and he is supported by the Deputy Grand Master, the Assistant Grand Master. The Board is made up of a representative appointed by the Grand Master and 18 members whose names are recommended annually by Provincial Grand Masters for approval by the Grand Lodge of Ireland.