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17th August 2022


We have been awarded the Brighter Lives Grant!

We are thrilled to have been awarded the Brighter Lives grant from Benefact Trust.

We exist to be a resource inspiring community transformation! To date, we have seen over 2000 young
people complete the Flourish Project, over 500 complete Flourish Online, over 55 Champions support the Flourish Project and 150 facilitators trained in delivering the Flourish Project.

‘We are living in times where young people are struggling in silence, many with issues that affect their mental and emotional wellbeing. We all need to work towards finding long-term preventative solutions that can be easily integrated into school cultures at an early age, this will help combat the ever-growing issue around mental ill health.

I believe The Flourish Project is one solution that can help young people start to form healthy habits and positive self-talk, which in turn builds resilience. The impact that this project has seen in improving mental wellbeing & self-esteem is significant and their research over the last few years has demonstrated that this could be a game-changer.’

– Professor Jonathan Warren (previous CEO of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust).

This grant will help us to partner with new churches and Christian organisations to achieve our goal of impacting young people, to truly change their lives and help improve their mental and emotional well-being.

Brighter days are ahead!

About The Proton Foundation

We are passionate about enabling individuals, families, and communities to impact 100,000 young people over the next 10 years to grow and thrive in a healthy way.

Currently, our primary projects under the umbrella of the Proton Foundation are The Flourish Project and Flourish Online. We are continually supported by our Champions through The Champion Membership, who have the opportunity to give as little as £3 per month to help our work.

As a way to give back to those who have supported us and to invest in other projects similar to ours, we have launched The Mustard Seed Fund – a financial gift to those who are running or setting up projects that support our charitable objectives.

Do you want to get involved? Contact us today by emailing

Follow Proton Foundation on Facebook and Instagram. For more information, visit their Website.

About Benefact Trust

Benefact Trust is one of the UK’s largest grant-making charities. The Trust’s grants further its charitable objectives of promoting the Christian faith and other charitable causes. Its funds are largely derived from ownership of the Benefact Group – a specialist financial services organisation. Since its foundation in 1972, The Trust has awarded over £235m in grants – £100m in the last 5 years. Applications are welcomed from all parts of the UK and Ireland, particularly from areas of social and economic deprivation.

Benefact Trust funds projects that tackle homelessness, poverty and social exclusion. The repair, restoration and wider community use of churches and cathedrals of all denominations is also supported.

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