Donate

As an Individual

As an individual there are a number of ways that you can donate:


Single Donation


Cheque

  • Complete a Single Donation Form
  • Make cheques payable to the "Relief Chest Scheme"
  • Tick the Gift Aid declaration if applicable and date the form
  • Send form and cheque to the Relief Chest office

Credit/Debit Card

By Post

  • Complete a Credit/Debit Card Donation Form
  • Fill in your card details
  • Tick the Gift Aid declaration if applicable and date the form
  • Send form and cheque to the Relief Chest office

By Phone

  • Call the MCF on 020 3146 3346 (Line open Monday-Thursday 9.30am-4.30pm, Friday 9.30am-3.30pm) to make a donation.
  • Tell them it is for Relief Chest FEST2023

By Text

  • To donate £5 text the code “FEST2023” to 70500
  • Follow the link in the text reply and complete your details and the Lodge/Chapter to be credited

Online


Regular Donation (Repeat Payment Promise)


By Post

  • Complete a Direct Debit Donation Form
  • Remember to sign & date the Direct Debit Mandate at the top
  • Tick the Gift Aid declaration if applicable and date the form
  • Send form and cheque to the Relief Chest office

By Phone

  • Call the MCF on 020 3146 3346 (Line open Monday-Thursday 9.30am-4.30pm, Friday 9.30am-3.30pm) to make a donation.
  • Tell them it is for Relief Chest FEST2023

Online

Click on this link or the button at the top of this page


Sponsorship Collections


Online

Click on this link

By Post

  • Use the Sponsorship Form to record donations. You can have multiple copies.
  • Each line of the form should be completed by the individual donors
  • After conclusion of the event & fund gathering complete a Verification Form
  • Record the amount of cash collected and write a cheque to 'Masonic Charitable Foundation' for the total cash amount
  • Send all forms and cheques to the Relief Chest office for processing

Overseas Donors


For members who are outside the UK and wish to make a donation in USD you can use the following form:-

Single Donation Form (US Dollars - for Overseas Members)

Lodges and Chapters

Ways that Lodges &: Chapters can donate:


Gift Aid Envelope (GAE) Collections


Gift Aid envelopes are an excellent vehicle for enhancing the value of cash or cheque collections by allowing tax to be reclaimed.The Relief Chest scheme supplies envelopes and they are available from the Festival Team & Masonic Centre Representatives.

Gift Aid Envelopes can be used in various ways - such as:

  • Sent with the Summons
  • Used as the lodge collection
  • At ‘White Table’ meetings & other events

When used for lodge Collections, putting envelopes on the chairs in the Lodge Room prior to the meeting gives Brethren an opportunity to complete them in advance of their collection. However, to ensure that the envelopes are completed correctly, the Charity Steward should explain how this should be done beforehand. Unused envelopes can be collected afterwards.

Completion Instructions

Each donor should complete the tear off slip on the GAE and if they wish to Gift Aid the donation ensure they complete:

  • Full name
  • Address
  • Date
  • Tick the relevant box

The Treasurer &/or Charity Steward (preferably both together) should count the contents of the GAEs and ensure that the amounts agree with the amount entered on the tear off slip

Bank the money into the Lodge/Chapter account and issue a cheque made payable to “The Relief Chest Scheme for the total.

Complete an Envelope Verification Schedule for the collection and post to the Relief Chest office together with the cheque and the tear off slips.

 


Relief Chest Transfer


  • Obtain a transfer voucher ('Green Form') from the MCF. This can only be done by the Relief Chest representative
  • Complete a Transfer Allocation Form and return to the Relief Chest office.

 


Cheque from Lodge/Chapter accounts


  • Write a cheque for the requisite amount to 'Relief Chest Scheme'
  • Complete a Miscellaneous Payment Form, remembering to write the Lodge/Chapter name and number in the Description box.
  • Send the completed form and cheque to the Relief Chest office