Hospitaller activity

Charitable activities have been the bedrock of the Order since its foundation in the Crusades.  This has developed from caring for those suffering from leprosy to include a wide range of issues including skin diseases and caring for the socially disadvantaged and excluded.  These activities are the outward face of the Order – our ‘shop window’ - and are fundamental and essential aspects of our ongoing community involvement and engagement.

The philanthropic contributions made by the various jurisdictions and affiliate voluntary organisations of the Order are co-ordinated by the Office of the Grand Hospitaller.  The Office reviews the annual philanthropic reports submitted by the jurisdictional hospitallers and co-ordinates any Flagship Projects identified. 

In this area of the website we highlight national activities and our major international projects. 

You can also download here an interesting history of the hospitaller work of the Order.