Grants to support the most vulnerable in our communities

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Grants to support the most vulnerable in our communities

Published: 19 May 2022
Benefact Trust has awarded grants totalling over £150,000 to 54 churches and charities across the UK and Ireland.
From supporting the most isolated and vulnerable in our communities, to saving important historical buildings - see some of the inspiring projects to benefit from our latest round of General Grants
Birmingham City Mission, Birmingham

Birmingham City Mission (BCM) is committed to supporting the most marginalised and vulnerable members of the community. The charity runs many different projects that offer support, comfort and help to people experiencing homelessness, older people and young disadvantaged people.
£3,000 from Benefact Trust’s General Grants Programme will help to make urgent repairs to BCM’s Care Centre which operates as a drop-in kitchen, advice centre, and befriending space for those most in need. The repairs will ensure that this vital space can continue to offer a helping hand to the many people that rely on it.
Shrine of St Augustine and National Pugin Centre, Ramsgate

St Augustine’s is a much loved parish church and heritage building in Ramsgate. It has a unique history, having been built by Augustus Pugin (the designer of Big Ben) and his sons. It is a vibrant space used by the whole community, including schools who visit the centre to learn about its rich history. 
£10,000 from Benefact Trust will help to repair six roofs of this Grade 1 listed building.
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Christ Church Healey, Rochdale

A £1,800 grant from Benefact Trust’s General Grants Programme will help to develop Christ Church’s local outreach through its community hub, especially for the more isolated areas of the community. Focus will be on creating a Community Green Kitchen, which will use fruit and vegetables from Christ Church’s own raised beds. The hope is that the project will be a joint environmental venture with the local school, and will provide meals for the older more isolated members of the community.  

Big Help Project, Liverpool

A £3,000 grant from the Trust will support the Big Help Project to repair and renovate its housing for vulnerable clients. The housing supports ex-offenders in their rehabilition as part of the organisation’s ‘Fresh Start’ project, and helps people who are escaping domestic abuse through its ‘Safe Havens’ programme. This important work is part of the Big Help Project’s wider aim to tackle the root causes of poverty.

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As a Trust, our ability to support and fund so many worthwhile causes, is made possible by the hard work of the award-winning specialist financial businesses that make up Benefact Group – which gives all its available profits to the Trust, sustaining our giving. As a part of the Benefact Group each business, whether it be in specialist insurance, investment management, broking or advisory shares the Trust’s ethos of giving back.