The Benefact Trust
Allchurches Trust has changed its name to the Benefact Trust to reflect a commitment to supporting wider social impact. The Trust’s traditional support for the repair, restoration, protection, improvement, and growth of places of Christian worship will still be available, but a new emphasis on social impact will enable the Trust to help change lives and empower communities through the UK and Ireland for the long-term.
The Benefact Trust offers grants to Christian charities and organisations across the United Kingdom and Ireland that aim to help communities thrive and tackle social issues from homelessness and poverty to climate change and cultural cohesion, including:
- General Grants of between £1,000 and £15,000 – for projects and activities that support the church and the wider community. There are no deadlines.
- Transformational Grants – for projects that grow the reach and impact of Christian organisations. Funding is at the discretion of the Trust. There is no fixed deadline while funds are still available.
- Methodist Grants of up to £60,000 – for projects that enhance the mission and ministry of the Methodist Church. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
- Roof Alarm Grants of up to £2,500 – to support churches against metal theft. Applications will be accepted until the end of 2022.
In addition, the Brighter Lives Grants Programme, set to launch on 24 March 2022, will provide funding to Christian organisations to enable them to make a difference to people’s mental health.