The Lightbulb Trust’s overarching mission is to empower children and young people through learning in its many guises. We believe that it is only through such empowerment that individuals can engender positive change, be it for their families or wider communities. The Greenlight Project sees this ethos articulated via the power of the arts.
History shows that the arts can be a strong catalyst for change. Self-expression and creativity, more than other human endeavours, can foster a sense of belonging and empowerment – particularly for society’s most vulnerable and excluded. The power of such art – created by marginalised populations, in works that are reflective of diverse realities – is transformative.
What we do
The Greenlight Project builds on the learnings of the Lightbulb Trust – both in the social impact and grant-making fields. This invitation-only fund supports grassroots charities and social enterprises working in the arts to benefit vulnerable populations. Greenlight also has a strong focus on supporting the most excluded in society, especially people with disabilities and/or from ethnic minority backgrounds.
In early 2022, I teamed up with the Lightbulb Trust to create their theory of change (if you’re not sure