Lodge Homewood

Ahdut Coah Hi - Strength Through Unity
Founded 6th August 1983
Charity at Lodge Homewood
Due to its sound financial position Lodge Homewood is able to fund an effective annual charity programme. The main focus is on youth, the Karori community, and other Wellington charities.
We work closely with The Freemasons' Charity and the Wellington Masonic Youth Trust (WMYT) to implement projects that qualify for supporting funding from these organisations. This support is greatly appreciated as it enables the Lodge’s charity programme to be more effective. Youth who apply for assistance for individual projects must show strong commitment and have a significant cash contribution.
Lodge Homewood Master's Appeal
Every year our elected Worshipful Master chooses a charity to support. The Bethren are encouraged to contribute to this appeal over the year and the total contributions are then forwarded to the nominated charity. We usually invite a representative from the charity to speak at one of our meetings during the year.
In recent years the Master's Appeal has contributed to:
  • 2022-23 - Samaritans
  • 2021-22 - Little Shadow
  • 2020-21 - Heart Foundation
  • 2019-20 - Karori Sanctuary Trust
  • 2017-19 - Wellington Medical Research Foundation, Research for Life
  • 2016-17 - Stroke Central Region
  • 2015-16 - Breakfast in Schools
  • 2014-15 - Salvation Army
  • 2013-14 - Wellington City Mission and Big Buddy
Summary of Lodge Charity Projects 2006 to 2022
Youth Support
  • Charlotte Kraiger* Highland Dance Competitions in Europe
  • William Morrow* Outward Bound Classic Course
  • David Owen* Attend The Model United Nations (THIMUN) in Brussels
  • Louise Edwards* Outward Bound Course
  • Elisa Christian* Outward Bound Course
  • Nicola Johns* Outward Bound Course
  • Amelia Berry* NZ Youth Choir Asian Tour
  • Isabelle Nelson* Contemporary Dance Training in Europe
  • Cora McCauley* Outward Bound Course
  • Liam and Angus Stevens* Attend NZ Scout Jamboree
  • Daria Brankin Study International Law, Europe
*also supported by The Wellington Masonic Youth Trust

Community Support
  • OnWORD - A youth bikepacking trip from Wellington to Wānaka
  • Wilton Bowling Club** Defibrillator and training
  • Karori Library** Defibrillator and training
  • Cummings Park Library** Defibrillator and training
  • SeniorNet Wellington** Defibrillator and training
  • Contribution to proposed new Karori Community Centre Trust ($1500)
**also supported by The Freemasons Charity

Sundry Grants made to:
  • The Malaghan Institute
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • The Karori Historic Society
  • Big Buddy (two separate grants)
  • The Wellington Early Intervention Trust
  • The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal
  • Air Training Corps
  • Wellington Coast Guard
  • The Ngaio Scout Group (multiple grants)
  • The Northland Scout Group
  • Wellington Scouts - Locke Hut @ Brookfield