The Bridge Trust Ltd is a registered charity formed in 2011. We’re based in Bristol in the UK but work across the world, particularly in India and Zambia. We’re a Christian-based charity and strongly believe that our faith should lead to action.
We currently employ Colin and Cara Medus who started working for Bridge in 2022. They took over from Dave and Rhi Day who had been working for Bridge since it was established. Dave and Rhi have now joined the board of trustees and Dave is the chair. Both Dave and Rhi and Colin and Cara are involved in mentoring and regularly visit and speak in various churches.
During 2023 Bridge agreed to take on The Mutende Project from the charity Care for Zambia. Many of the existing Care for Zambia trustees have become trustees of Bridge, bringing their valuable expertise with them. The two charities have some of the same partners in Zambia and coming together should provide greater resilience for their projects.
To provide opportunities, both directly and in partnership, to put faith into action and to equip partners to bring transformation in their communities.
- Developing constructive and long-term partnerships which lead to the transformation of people’s lives
- Working through our relationships
- Acting with mutual respect
- Recognising the power of equipping people in transformation
- Acknowledging the generosity of our supporters and being generous in our actions
Mercy In Action
Mercy in Action donate 50% of the profits from their Filton and Coldharbour Road shops in Bristol to Bridge. They also provide valuable help and expertise.
Linden Church, Swansea
Fire Baptised Churches of Zambia (FBC)
The FBC are a network of over 100 churches across Zambia. They run The Mutende Project on a day to day basis.
Victory Churches of India (VCI)
VCI have many churches across India. They run slum schools and other development projects.
Resound Church, Bristol
The Four Winds Trust
Burnham Christian Fellowship
And lots of generous individuals!