Benefact Trust launch ‘Brighter Lives’ thematic grants programme

Benefact Trust have launched a thematic grants programme, ‘Brighter Lives’ focused on helping churches and Christian charities across the UK and Ireland to provide increased mental health support for people and communities most in need.

The Brighter Lives programme covers three main project areas:
Supporting existing or emerging specialist services provided by churches and Christian charities for people struggling with mental health issues. Focus is on the most vulnerable who may struggle to access support elsewhere. For example, counselling or similar therapeutic services, which could be delivered in-person, online or by phone.
  • Enabling Christian organisations to train, equip and resource other churches and Christian charities to provide:
    • Enhanced mental health awareness and /or mental health first aid
    • Appropriate mental health and wellbeing support groups and services
    • Services provided should demonstrate reach/impact across a local area, regionally or nationally
  • Programmes to support the personal mental health and wellbeing of clergy and other church leaders/workers who may be suffering, particularly post-pandemic.

More information can be found here: