Illuminating Lives

The Lightbulb Trust provides opportunities to shine

About Us

The Lightbulb Trust is an independent charity that empowers people to change their lives for the better.

Lightbulb has emphases on both West London, the area in which it was founded, and younger people. Through grant-making, impact investment and strategic partnerships, Lightbulb supports like-minded organisations that enfranchise society’s less advantaged. Along the way, Lightbulb bridges divides more specifically within the fields of literacy and learning, digital inclusion and social infrastructure.  

Established in 2019 by Salome and Ben Holden, the trust makes investments only in organisations that meet its underlying guiding principles:

  • Accountability
  • Collaborative Spirit
  • Moral Integrity
  • A Drive to Deliver the Maximum Possible Impact
  • A Desire to Engender Transformational Change

Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles

Established in 2019 by Salome and Ben Holden, the trust makes investments only in organisations that meet its underlying guiding principles:

  • Accountability
  • Collaborative Spirit
  • Moral Integrity
  • A Drive to Deliver the Maximum Possible Impact
  • A Desire to Engender Transformational Change

Please note that the Lightbulb Trust does not accept unsolicited proposals.