Household Division Lodge Charity of 2021-2022


The Household Cavalry Foundation


Chosen by the Worshipful Master

The Household Cavalry Foundation (HCF) was set up in January 2013; it is the official charity for the Household Cavalry.  The HCF exists to provide charitable and pastoral support to all the members of Household Cavalry family: serving Soldiers, Operational Casualties and Veterans. The Foundation also supports the protection and development of the rich Heritage that surrounds the history of its Regiments (The Life Guards and The Blues and Royals) and the welfare of retired Horses.

The Household Cavalry is famous worldwide for both outstanding ceremonial duties and pageantry, and gallantry on the battlefield; the same soldiers seen on parade on state occasions also risk their lives for our country on the front line. All donations are used to support the Household Cavalry family welfare requirements and go directly towards our main beneficiaries.

This is important now our troops are home from operations overseas; and our thoughts turn to the future, where we need to prepare for the longterm effects of both physical and psychological injuries. We are continually astounded by the generosity and support we receive. This serves as a testament to the high regard in which all members of Household Cavalry are held. Your support is truly appreciated and all donations enable us to provide vital help to members of the wider Household Cavalry family.

Through charity, the Household Cavalry Foundation aims to;

  • Support our injured soldiers

  • Support our serving soldiers and their families

  • Protect our heritage

  • Caring for our veterans

  • Caring for our retired horses

The Chosen Charity

The values of Freemasonry are based on integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness. Freemasons are taught to practise charity and to care, not only for their own, but also for the community as a whole – both by charitable giving, and by voluntary efforts and works as individuals.

From its earliest days, Freemasonry has been concerned with the care of orphans, the sick and the aged. This work continues today. In addition, large sums are given to national and local charities.

Masonic charity is exercised at every level: individual Lodges make gifts and give aid to their own communities and every Province also gives large sums of money to regional causes. Nationally, our efforts are channelled through four main charity organisations:


  • The Freemasons Grand Charity

  • Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys

  • Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution

  • Masonic Samaritan Fund


The Masonic Charitable Foundation launched in April 2016. The Foundation encompassed the work of the four central Masonic Charities, providing a wide range of grants to Freemasons and their families who have a financial, health and care or family need.The Foundation also awards grants to other charities, medical research studies and disaster relief appeals. Funded entirely through the generous donations of the Masonic community, the Foundation will have an annual charitable expenditure which places it amongst the largest charities in the country. The Foundation is financially strong, well-resourced and able to respond more effectively to the changing needs of Masonic families and other charitable organisations.

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