For more than 80 years Freemasons in Queensland undertook charitable activities under the name of ‘Board of Benevolence and of Aged Masons, Widows and Orphans’ Fund’. In 2014, the new public brand Hand Heart Pocket was launched to better reflect the range of charitable activities Freemasons Queensland now undertakes.
For centuries Freemasons have used the symbols of hand, heart and pocket to pledge practical help, genuine empathy and financial generosity to those who need it most.
Visit the Freemasons Queensland website to find out more about Freemasonry and how to become a Freemason.
Because we are active throughout Queensland, we can identify where the greatest need is at a particular time and enhance funding support there. Often we reach small local causes that would otherwise be forgotten. Of course, if you want to support one of our major partner organisations direct, they will also welcome your help.
Yes, all community appeals are tax deductible, not only will your donation go towards assisting your community in need, but you benefit by claiming your donation on your income tax.
If you provided a valid email address when making an online donation, then a receipt will be issued shortly after you complete your donation. If you donate in person during a fundraising event ran by Hand Heart Pocket then all donations of $2.00 or more will be issued with a receipt on site.
100% of money donated to our Community Appeals goes to charity causes – we do not take any costs for administration – administration costs are met out of the Freemasons’ operating budgets.
All donations are in Australian dollars. If you accidentally entered the wrong donation amount then please call 1300 053 396 and we will refund the requested amount used to make the original donation.
No, there is no minimum amount.
Yes – our website is hosted by a reputable technology company experienced in non-profit and community organisations. Donations can also be made by PayPal.
We support the fundraising initiatives of local Masonic Lodges across Queensland, we support Queensland non-profit organisations and we support selected Queensland research in areas relevant to improving life for Queenslanders.
100% of money donated to our Community Fund goes to charity causes – we do not take any costs for administration – administration costs are met out of the Board’s’ operating budgets.
Thank you for considering it! Please see our Start a Fundraiser page and form – this will let us know your plans and we can give you further guidance and support from there.
If you are a Queensland charity that aligns with our focus areas and does not have your own strong fundraising capacity, we may be able to help in future. Unfortunately we cannot help everyone with a worthwhile objective and our ability to help is currently at full capacity. If you are local community charity in a particular area, please contact a local Lodge. If you are a Queensland-wide charity, please contact 1300 053 396 between 9am and 5pm.