UK Christian Charity, Allchurches Trust, Rebrands On 50th Anniversary Amid Increased Charitable Focus

New name Benefact Trust reflect increased breadth and depth of giving, with £100 million in grants awarded in the last five years

One of the UK’s largest grant-making charities, Allchurches Trust has changed its name to Benefact Trust to reflect the organisation’s increased charitable scope, impact, and giving ethos. Benefact Trust’s mission is to equip and empower Christian churches and charities to have a positive impact on the lives of the most vulnerable in our communities.

Benefact Trust is the owner of Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, the fourth-largest corporate donor to charity in the UK, which has also rebranded to Benefact Group, marking the first time in the organisations’ 50-year history that they share the same name. The new name better reflects the Trust and Group’s diversity, breadth, and purpose.

The name change will help enable the Trust and Group to work more closely together to further support churches, charitable causes, and communities through social action. In the last five years, the Trust has awarded £100m in grants and over £235m since its inception.

Tim Carrol, Chairman for Benefact Trust, said:

We’re proud of our heritage – supporting the repair, restoration, protection, and improvement of places of Christian worship. But as the breadth and depth of our giving have expanded significantly over the last 50 years, our new name will more accurately reflect the wider scope of our charitable giving. This now includes supporting churches and Christian charities which work to tackle issues such as homelessness, poverty, and social exclusion. We are excited to achieve even more with our beneficiaries over the next 50 years.

Benefact Trust helps tackle complex social issues, including mental health, food poverty, and homelessness. The Trust makes a positive difference in people’s lives by funding, guiding, and celebrating the work of churches and charities – working with inspirational organisations such as The Church Urban Fund, Kintsugi Hope, The Trussell Trust, and the YMCA.

For more information and to get in touch with Benefact Trust to apply for a grant, visit To learn more about the Benefact Group and its unique purpose visit:

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