Freemasons in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight donated £340,000 to dozens of local charities and good causes last year.
Cheques were presented at a series of events throughout the province that includes Christchurch and Bournemouth.
Dignitaries including mayors, councillors, an MP and Lord Lieutenant attended the presentation evenings.
They heard representatives of the charities and good causes speak about the work they do in the community.
Mike Wilks, the Provincial Grand Master for the Freemasons, said:
Charity is one important part of what it is to be a Freemason.
And on top of our members’ regular donations to our Masonic Charitable Foundation, lodges also raise money themselves to benefit their communities.
Last year our province helped many thousands of people through some wonderful charities and good causes.
I attended the presentation evenings and listened to recipients describe what they do and what the donations are spent on.
The money raised comes via the Freemasons themselves and we’re proud to be supporting our communities.
We will continue to raise money and help where we can.
Photo:Mike Wilks, the Provincial Grand Master