Founded 1893
Registered with the CCNI NIC100079

Form for New Applications

This application form can only be used by a Lodge in the Masonic Province of Down outside the six mile radius of Belfast. The completed form needs to be authorised by the Lodge and the District Masonic Charity Committee.    Click here to download the new applicants form.

Gift Aid forms.

Click here for Gift Aid form to use when making a contribution via your Lodge or DCC.

Click here for Gift Aid form to use when making a direct contribution to Down Masonic Widows.

The Gift Aid scheme is a Government based initiative for chosen charities to increase the value of donations by repaying the income tax paid back to the charity providing certain conditions have been met, the envelope used by the Provincial Grand Lodge of Down must be completed in full.

On receipt of the envelope the Lodge Steward of Charities and Treasurer will fill in a Gift Aid list, and forward this, as well as the empty envelopes, together with a cheque  for the total donated in all the envelopes, to the Gift Aid Treasurer of his District Charity Committee. Copies of these lists should be kept for the Lodge records.
The District Charity Committee must keep all these records, including the empty envelopes, for a minimum period of seven years in case of Income Tax audit.

Further information may be found at the following web sites:

Gift Aid                        Northern Ireland Charity Commission