Please review your answers below, ensuring that you have fully completed all sections of the application process that are relevant to your application, and that your application is only for one of our Thematic Grants programmes.

 

To revise any of your answers click on the 'Amend' button at the bottom of the page.

To submit your application, click on the 'Submit' button at the bottom of the page.

A1 *Name of Church or Organisation
      
A2
Organisation/Contact Address
*Address1:      
  (This is the address we will use for correspondence. Enter a postcode and click 'Find address' to look up your organisation's address, or enter details manually if the address is not listed) Address2:    
  *Town/City:    
  *County:    
  *Postcode:    

Note for Republic of Ireland applicants:

The 'Find address' option above will only return results for UK postcodes. Please enter your Organisation/Contact Address details manually, including your Eircode (in the Postcode field). If you are not sure of your Eircode this can be checked at www.eircode.ie

     
*Country
Please select the country where your church/organisation is located
      
A3
Project address
(Leave blank if same as Organisation address)
*Address1:      
  (This is the address where the project or work will actually be taking place. Pleave leave blank if same as organisation address. Otherwise, enter a postcode and click 'Find address' to look up an address, or enter details manually if necessary) Address2:    
  *Town/City:    
  *County:    
  *Postcode:    

Note for Republic of Ireland applicants:

The 'Find address' option above will only return results for UK postcodes. Please enter your Project Address details manually, including the Eircode (in the Postcode field). If you are not sure of your Eircode this can be checked at www.eircode.ie

     
A4 *Select the entry that best describes your organisation
      
A5 *Denomination if applicable
If denomination is not applicable please select X - Not Applicable in dropdown
      
A6
If you selected 'Other Churches' above, please state the denomination or church network your church or organisation belongs to

      
A7
*Anglican Diocese or Methodist District if applicable

If not applicable to your organisation please select X - Not Applicable from dropdown
      
A8
If this application is on behalf of an Anglican church, please enter your archdeaconry (N.B. we do not need to know the name of your archdeacon)

If not applicable please type N/A.
      
A9
*If you are applying on behalf of a church or denomination, is your church or denomination a member of a national 'Churches Together' body, and/or, for local churches, a local 'churches together' group or local ecumenical network?

National 'Churches Together' bodies are: Churches Together in England Action of Churches Together in Scotland Cytun Churches Together in Wales The Irish Council of Churches
      
A10
For local churches, please state the name of any 'churches together' group or local ecumenical network your church belongs to

      
A11
*

If you are applying on behalf of a charity, how can you evidence the charity's Christian ethos and foundation? For example, is this clear on your website or governing document? Please provide details. N.B. it is not sufficient to state that the charity has Christian values, or similar.

 

If you are not applying on behalf of a charity, please enter 'N/A'.


(Maximum 1000 characters)
      
A12
Please enter your charity number

      
A13
Organisation website if available

      
A14
Facebook handle if available

(e.g. @BenefactTrust)
      
A15
Twitter handle if available

(e.g. @BenefactT)
      
A16 Organisation main telephone number
        
A17
*Contact Name

         
A18
*Contact's role in the project

      
A19
*Contact's telephone number

        
A20
Contact's mobile number

      
A21
*Contact's e-mail address

This will be the email address used in all communication including acknowledgment of your application
      
A22
Project Manager's Name

(if different from Contact Name above)
         
A23
Project Manager's e-mail address

(if different from main contact's email address above)
      
B1
*Which Thematic Grant programme are you applying for a grant through?

Each application must be for a grant under one of these programmes. You cannot apply for a grant under multiple programmes in one application.
      
B2 *Please tell us the name of your project
(You can use a maximum of 40 characters)
      
B3
*Which of our general areas of funding focus does the project meet? (Select all that apply)

Select the most applicable option(s) to your project, thinking about the longer term benefits arising from short-term work
      
B4 *Please describe your project in 30 words or less
      
B5
*Which of the following best describe the work covered by your project? (Select all that apply)

      
B6
If you selected 'Other' in the previous question, please provide further information about the other kinds of work covered by your project

      
B7
*If you are applying on behalf of a church, or church-related body, is your project in line with Diocesan, District or other denominational plans?

      
B8
Please provide further information as applicable

      
B9
*What is the geographical scope/reach of the project, i.e. how widely will the benefits and impact be felt?

      
B10
*Estimated start date for project or work for which you are applying for funding:

      
B11
Estimated end date for project or work for which you are applying for funding (if applicable):

      
C1
*If this application is for a Roof Protection Scheme grant please click 'Yes'.

If the application is for
any other grants programme, please click 'No'.

      
C2
*Has your church already experienced theft of metal?

      
C3
If you answered 'Yes' to question C2, what has been the approximate financial cost to your church?

      
C4
If you answered 'Yes' to question C2, how would you describe the effect on the life of your worshipping community/communities?

      
C5
If you selected a response to the question above, please provide further detail about this

      
C6
If you answered 'Yes' to question C2, how would you describe the effect on the life of your wider community/communities in terms of the role your church(es) play in community life?

      
C7
If you selected a response to the question above, please provide further detail about this

      
C8
*How would you assess the risk of theft of metal to your church?

      
C9
Please provide any further relevant information in support of your application

      
C10
*

Roof Protection Scheme grants are only awarded on the following conditions:

  

  1. The alarm system to be installed must be from a supplier that has been approved by your insurer, whoever that may be

 

  1. Your church/organisation must commit to ensuring the alarm system is properly maintained for a minimum of five years

 

Please tick the box opposite to confirm your agreement to these conditions.


      
D1
*If this application is for a 'Brighter Lives' grant please click 'Yes'.

If the application is for
any other grants programme, please click 'No'.

      
D2
*

Please expand on the 30 word description of your project provided in section B, giving a fuller summary description of what you are undertaking and why.

 

You might include brief information about:

  • Your church or charity, and those you are seeking to help

  • The need or opportunity you are addressing

  • What you will do, with the help of a grant

  • The difference you hope to achieve, as result of the project


(Maximum 3000 characters)
      
D3
*

Which of the following types of work within the scope of the programme will your project deliver:

 

1. Supporting existing or emerging specialist services provided by churches and Christian charities for people struggling with mental health issues, focusing 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.

Please note:

- By ‘specialist services’ we mean services run on a professional basis, delivered by trained, and appropriately qualified staff or volunteers. Unfortunately we cannot provide funding for more informal groups, services or ministries not run on this basis

- By ‘emerging services’ we mean services for which you already have clear and well-progressed plans to commence operation. You will be able to provide details below.

2. Enabling Christian organisations to train, equip and resource other churches and Christian charities in:

- Enhanced mental health awareness and/or mental health first aid;

- Providing appropriate mental health and wellbeing support groups and services

3. Programmes to support the personal mental health and wellbeing support of clergy and other key church leaders/workers

Select all that apply opposite:

 

Please note: if your project will not deliver at least one of these types of work it will not be within the scope of the programme and will not be eligible for a grant. Please contact us if you need further advice or information before proceeding.


Fuller details on the types of work that are within the programme scope are also available at [a href="www.benefacttrust.co.uk/which-grant-is-for-me/brighter-lives"]this web page[/a].
      
D4
*

If you selected option 1. above, please briefly summarise the specialist training and qualifications/accreditations that those providing the service you offer (or plan to offer, if it is an emerging service) have achieved.

 

If you did not select option 1. above, please enter 'N/A'.


(Maximum 2000 characters)
      
D5

If you selected option 1. above and you are applying for funding for an emerging (rather than established) specialist service for people struggling with mental health issues, please briefly summarise how far you have progressed with your plans for the new service, and how the grant you are applying for will help it to commence operating. If you have already covered this in your answer to question D2, please state 'see above'.

 

If you did not select option 1. above, or if you did but this is an application for an existing (rather than emerging) specialist service, you do not need to answer this question.


(Maximum 2000 characters)
      
D6
*How effectively is your organisation currently able to respond to increased needs in the area of mental health among those you provide services or help for?

      
D7
Please provide any relevant further information on your response to the previous question.

(Maximum 300 characters)
      
D8
*To what extent is your organisation currently able to increase your reach to a greater number of your potential beneficiaries as you seek to respond to increased needs in the area of mental health?

      
D9
Please provide any relevant further information on your response to the previous question.

(Maximum 300 characters)
      
D10
*How would you describe the current level of impact your organisation is achieving in response to increased needs in the area of mental health?

      
D11
Please provide any relevant further information on your response to the previous question.

(Maximum 300 characters)
      
D12
*In order deliver your project, which of the following do you feel you particularly need (tick all that apply):

      
D13
If you selected 'Other' in the previous question, and/or are wish to say more about the options you have selected, please provide details.

(Maximum 300 characters)
      

The following questions are intended to capture more specific information about your project: why you are doing it, what you hope to achieve through it, and what work you will do to carry it out.

 

Before answering these, you might find it helpful to look at the project planning toolkit and other resources we have available on the Advice and Resources section of our website.

     
D14
*What is the need or opportunity you are trying to address through this project, and how do you know it exists (e.g. any research or surveys you've carried out)? We want to understand more about the reasons for what you are proposing to do.

Maximum 2000 characters which is approximately 300 words. Further evidence of the need or opportunity can be uploaded in a later section.
      
D15
*

What is the eventual goal of the project? What will be the ultimate change, difference or impact that you expect to see as a result of it?

 

For example:

To enable more members of our community with particular needs in the area of mental health to be able to access counselling support and therefore to be able to...

 

To expand the services we provide to more churches, enabling them to...


Maximum 1500 characters, which is approximately 200 words
      
D16

Now please describe the short to medium term changes (or outcomes) you are aiming to see that will contribute to the long term impact you've described in the previous question.

 

Example:

  • More people are able to access the counselling service we provide

  • More people accessing counselling are able to describe improvements in their mental health and wellbeing

 

Up to five outcomes can be provided, but you need only provide as many as are relevant (though at least one) for the work you are seeking funding for.

     
*Change/outcome 1:

(Maximum 360 characters)
      
Change/outcome 2:

(Maximum 360 characters)
      
Change/outcome 3:

(Maximum 360 characters)
      
Change/outcome 4:

(Maximum 360 characters)
      
Change/outcome 5:

(Maximum 360 characters)
      
D17

Now please list the things required to deliver or achieve the changes or outcomes you've listed above, so that you eventually achieve your eventual goal. What do you need? This might be more equipment, more people, more resource of some other kind?

 

Alternatively - or perhaps as well - what work or activities do you need to do? For instance you might need to adapt or transform or adapt a building (or part of one)

.  

List these things below, and if possible, please state a target date by which you aim to achieve each one - unless it will be an ongoing activity of some kind for which a target date isn't applicable - in which case please leave the date field empty.

 

Example:

  • Recruit an additional member of staff to...

  • Train our staff and volunteers in....

  • Improve our premises/offices by...

     
*1.

(Maximum 600 characters for each item)
      
Target date:

      
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D18
*On average, how many people do you expect to make a positive difference to per month through this project?

      
D19
*How does your organisation plan to ensure the ongoing viability and sustainability of this project?

(Maximum 1400 characters which is approximately 200 words)
      
D20
*Who will benefit from the project? Please select the groups who will be impacted.

Who will benefit from the project
      
D21
*How will you measure or determine the success of your project? How will you verify that individuals and communities have benefited from your project?

(Maximum 1000 characters)
      
D22
*

We are unable to support work which will have no eventual benefit beyond the church or Christian community. Will the work or project for which you are seeking funding provide eventual benefit - directly or indirectly - for people of all faiths and none?

 

Examples:

  • Counselling services that are open to all members of the community

  • Churches receiving training and support in better mental health awareness to enable them to welcome members of the wider community experiencing poor mental health

  • Clergy and church leaders receiving support for their own mental health and wellbeing so that they are better able to offer and enable pastoral care in the wider community


      
D23
*Before completing this application, had you accessed any of the blogs, tools or resources on the Advice and Resources Hub section of our website?

Our Advice and Resources hub can be found at this web page.
      
D24
If you selected 'yes' in answer to the previous question, please list the resources you accessed.

(Maximum 700 characters)
      
D25
*Have you explored community or other appropriate partnerships in planning your project?

      
D26
If you answered 'Yes' to the previous question, what partnerships have you explored and which do you intend to progress further?

      
D27
*How do you intend to raise awareness of your project to those you seek to benefit? (Select all that apply)

      
D28
If you selected 'Other' above, please provide further details

      
E1

If your total project cost is over £1m, please upload a copy of your latest annual accounts.

 

If your total project cost is less than £1m, you do not need to upload your accounts.


To upload a file click Browse, navigate to file, double - click to select, click on Upload button. (Re-uploading a file overwrites the currently uploaded file)
        
E2
*

Please attach a high-level project budget

 

N.B.

  • For Brighter Lives applications, you must use the project budget template which is available here. This provides detailed guidance with regard to the capital costs, and revenue costs (for up to one year from the start of your new work or project) which can be included.

 

  • For all other applications, please submit a high-level budget in your own format, but please refer to this guidance in doing so.


To upload a file click Browse, navigate to file, double - click to select, click on Upload button. (Re-uploading a file overwrites the currently uploaded file).
        
F1
*

What is the total cost of your project?

 

N.B. For Brighter Lives applications, you may include in this figure, if you wish, both project costs that are eligible for support under the programme, and costs that are ineligible for support, as detailed in the guidance notes provided in the project budget template available here. Alternatively, you are welcome to provide just the total of all eligible costs, as per your project budget, if you prefer.


      
F2

For Brighter Lives applications only, please state the costs of your project that you believe are eligible for support under the programme as detailed in your project budget.

 

If this is the same as the total cost figure you have provided above, please enter the same amount again here.


      
F3
*Do the project costs you have provided include VAT?

For listed building projects, VAT can potentially be reclaimed via the Listed Places of Worship Grants Scheme. Visit www.lpwscheme.org.uk for further information.
      
F4
*Please state total funds actually raised (excluding any funds pledged) to date

      
F5 Additional funds pledged to date
      
F6
*Total funds raised to date (total of amounts supplied at F4 and F5 above)

      
F7
*

Please briefly summarise

- the source(s) of your current secured/pledged funding e.g. reserves, grants (naming any significant grant funders where possible), fundraising events, legacies, sale of property, loans/mortgages. Specifics can be provided on your budget form

- any other fundraising plans you have for the project in order to raise the total cost


      
F8 *Subject to a successful application, to whom should the cheque be made payable
This must be the organisation's main bank account
      
F9
*If your application is successful, how do you intend to publicise your grant from Benefact Trust? (Select all that apply)

      
F10
If you selected 'Other' above, please provide further details

      
G1
*We cannot process a grant application unless you send us one to three good images of your church, charity or project. (Image One should be attached here and Images Two and Three should be attached using G2 and G3). We would like to see good quality images (at least 1MB), ideally featuring people using your church or centre. Building photos showing damage should give context of the setting. Please only submit photographs in respect of which you have already secured all necessary consents to allow Benefact Trust the rights to use them for publicity purposes should your application be successful. If there is a reason why you cannot submit photographs, please let us know.

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G2
Image Two (optional, but the more images you can provide the better)

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G3
Image Three (optional, but the more images you can provide the better)

To upload a file click Browse, navigate to file, double - click to select, click on Upload button. (Re-uploading a file overwrites the currently uploaded file)
        
G4
Upload any further relevant documentation, e.g. evidence of need for your project. imagery, artist's impressions, articles, case-studies or other descriptions of your project that we might use for publicity, should your application be successful.

To upload a file click Browse, navigate to file, double - click to select, click on Upload button. (Re-uploading a file overwrites the currently uploaded file). The maximum file size is 20MB.
        
H1
*Does your project involve building alterations/works of any kind?

      
H2 *Listed Building Status
If not listed please select Not Listed from dropdown
      
H3
*Has listed building consent been granted?

      
H4
*Has planning permission been granted?

      
H5
*Do you have DAC or other relevant denominational approval/permission for the proposed work?

      
H6
Please provide further information as applicable

      
I1
*Does your church or organisation comply with relevant health and safety regulations, and are policies available for inspection?

      
I2
*Does your church or organisation have a robust safer recruitment and selection, and induction policies, and do you provide ongoing training for staff and volunteers working with children and vulnerable adults?

      
I3
*Are all vehicles owned or available for use by your church or organisation roadworthy and appropriately taxed and insured?

      
I4
*Does your church or organisation have public liability insurance in place?

      
I5
*Does any accommodation owned or leased by your church or organisation comply with the applicable fire safety legislation?

'Accommodation' refers to residential settings, i.e. where people sleep
      
I6
*Where possible and applicable, are appropriate licences in place and up to date, and are staff competencies confirmed?

The website www.gov.uk/licence-finder can be used to see what types of licences are needed for different types of organisations/activities
      
I7
*Are details of any accreditations that are relevant and needed for your church or organisation available for inspection?

'Accreditations' refers to relevant and necessary qualifications or authorisations required by staff or volunteers working for your church or organisation, in order to provide specialist services or support.
      
I8
*Spot checks may be made by Benefact Trust in relation to the questions above. Do you agree to this?

      
J1
*Please tick this box if you accept the above conditions and you are an authorised representative of the organisation.

      
J2
*How did you hear about Benefact Trust?

(Maximum 255 characters which is about 30 words)
      
J3
If you would like to receive email communications from Benefact Trust, including updates on our grant programmes, news of our grant giving and other updates from the Trust, please tick this box to opt in.

      
J4
If you would like to take part in occasional surveys from Benefact Trust to help shape and provide feedback on our grant programmes, please tick this box to opt in.

      
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