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What We Fund

Building stronger families and communities

Our philanthropic work predominantly supports the improvement of outcomes for young people in need. At a local level, we back our Members to support the causes they care about.

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Strategic Partnerships

We partner with charities and organisations who operate in Queensland and Papua New Guinea that tackle social issues to achieve life-changing outcomes for people in need.  Our focus is on ensuring Queensland’s most at-risk young people have the outcomes they need to thrive in adult life. 

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Matched Giving

At a local level, we work closely with Freemason Lodges throughout Queensland and in Papua New Guinea to identify areas of need, and support causes that have the potential to make an important difference in their community. Freemason Lodges can apply to Hand Heart Pocket for Matched Giving on behalf of their local, nominated charity. Freemason Lodges can log into the member-only area to access all the information and forms they need to make an application

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Hardship Assistance

Our Hardship Assistance program brings the right people together around the table to support families and individuals to get back on their feet. We do this by partnering with UnitingCare’s financial counselling service to support Queenslanders who have fallen on hard times.

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Disaster relief and disaster preparedness

When a natural disaster strikes in Queensland, we will make a special donation to that community on behalf of the Freemasons of Queensland, through our partner GIVIT.  We also partner with the Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal (FRRR) who deliver disaster preparedness support to local community organsiations.

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News & Publications

News24 04 04 Uc Program

Practical help in a financial crisis is at hand, with financial counselling

Brisbane has topped the list- but not in a way to be celebrated. According to the Queensland Council of Social Services’ Living Affordability in Queensland report the River City has seen the biggest jump in prices for rent, electricity, insurance and healthcare, nationally, during this cost-of-living crisis. In Australia, fuel has gone up on average […]
News24 03 17 Foyer Canberra

Secure the future — homes for young Australians

The Foyer Foundation is calling on the federal government to fund 10 new accommodation sites across Australia that will house and support more than 3000 young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness over the next decade. A consortium of 13 community organisations known as FoyerInvest is seeking funding to construct 10 new 40-unit buildings […]
News24 03 15 Frrr Grant Round 1

Queensland communities prepare for disaster and act to reduce climate change

Prevention is better than a cure and the same certainly goes for natural disasters. Backing rural and remote communities to better prepare for weather events and act now to reduce the risks from a changing climate, means they can bounce back sooner and have better long-term social and economic outcomes. Seven community-led projects will share […]
News24 03 06 Allan Common Good Charity

Allan serves up a treat and has his hours matched for medical research

If you’re at the Brisbane EKKA (Exhibition) you can’t go past the iconic Strawberry Sundae. For generations families have enjoyed the EKKA staple, that not only puts smiles on faces but also raises funds for life-saving medical research at the Prince Charles Hospital Foundation, through the Common Good charity. Allan Connors of Athole Lodge is […]
News24 01 16 Seq Storms Latest News

$150,000 donated on behalf of the Freemasons of Queensland to help our disaster-affected communities recover this summer

Hand Heart Pocket has responded quickly each time disaster has struck over the summer, with $150,000 now donated on behalf of the Freemasons of Queensland to our disaster response partner GIVIT since December 2023.   Our response includes:  – $100,000 in disaster assistance in North and Far North Queensland, after Tropical Cyclone Jasper and Tropical Cyclone […]

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