Investing for a Future

The Bright Future Trust (BFT) is the charitable trust of Dr Chai Patel CBE FRCP and his family. BFT was founded in 2008 with the goal of providing transformational and sustainable support to charities changing the lives of children and young people both in the UK and around the world. 

HOPE promotes the protection of children living on the streets and in the slums of Kolkata, amongst the most underprivileged in India.

The British Olympic Association (BOA) is the National Olympic Committee (NOC) for Great Britain and Northern Ireland. 

Latest news & donations

BFT Trustees Visit Listening Place

In 2019 The Bright Future Trust made a donation of £36,000 to help fund the appointment of an office manager to help co-ordinate the charity’s

BFT donates to BBC Media Action

Since Bright Future first began supporting it in 2009, BBC Media Action has been able to use media to empower some of the poorest people

About the Bright Future Trust

The Bright Future Trust was founded in 2008 and is the family trust of Dr Chai Patel. During Bright Future’s first 5 years its main goal was to build a brighter future for children and young people facing challenging circumstances and adversity anywhere.

In addition to making charitable investments via the Bright Future Trust, Dr Chai and Mrs Katharine Patel have also made significant personal donations to a number of other charitable organisations over the years in the form of money and the gifting of personal assets as charitable auction items and intend to continue to do so in the future. These personal donations are included here as part of the Patel family’s overall commitment to charitable investment but do not appear in Bright Future Trust’s Annual Report and Accounts as posted on the Charity Commission’s website