Benevolence and Annuities

A history of helping those in need.

In our early years, when the State did not provide social security payments as it does now, benevolent societies like the RFBI fulfilled a vital need. In over 130 years since that time, we have provided help to many thousands of people. Today our function continues to be essential, as we go on providing assistance to those whose critical needs cannot be met by the State.

How we help today.

Today at the RFBI, we help with annuities to aged persons in financial distress, who
can still live in their own homes. Freemasons around NSW and the ACT provide funds
to enable us to do this.

The funds also enable the RFBI to give special grants to children with disabilities, whose families are in financial difficulty. We provide wheelchairs and other essential equipment to make the children’s lives more rewarding and ease the strain on their families.

Community groups requiring special assistance can also receive help from the RFBI,
if they have an urgent need that cannot be met by the State.

Every request is considered on its own merits, without fear or favour. If you, or someone you know, needs assistance from the RFBI, please contact our office on (02) 8031 3200 to discuss how we may be able to help.