Community action agencies

These partner agencies are experts in their area of social concern, so working with them can help to get a project off the ground faster.
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Church Urban Fund
Christians tackling poverty in England, by giving time and money, action and prayer. Bringing the Church together, to support Christians called to work with the poorest and most marginalised in England, transforming lives.

Christians against Poverty
Your church can partner with Christians Against Poverty to provide a debt counselling service or money management course for your local community. CAP also offer 
training and partnerships in running a CAP Job Club, CAP Life Skills course (to learn how to live well on a budget), Fresh Start (to help people find freedom from gambling, smoking, drinking etc.) and the CAP Money Course to help families build a household budget they can stick to.

Community Money Advice
Basic legal and practical steps to set up a Debt Advice Centre in your community, helping you through each stage of the process.

SAFE - Choices Program
Is a practical outreach tool for churches. It is a course which helps people on low incomes gain confidence, take control of their lives and make life-changing choices.

Is an interactive six week program for 16-24 year old unemployed young people. It addresses the causes of under-achievement, such as the absence of motivation, life skills and qualifications.

The Trussell Trust
Starting a foodbank is a great way to help those in crisis in your own community, by providing boxes of nutritionally-balanced food and support.

Parish Nursing Ministries UK
A church or group of churches can appoint a Parish Nurse developing a service that is complementary to NHS provision. The nurse could offer personal health advice, and promote the integration of spiritual care with physical care. 

Depaul Nightstop UK
Is the provision of emergency accommodation for single homeless 16-25 year olds exclusively in the homes of approved volunteers.

Housing Justice
Enables groups of churches (at least seven) to run night shelters for rough sleepers over the winter (normally January-March). Each church provides space, facilities and volunteers on one night per week each.

Care Confidential
Helping church groups set up local pregnancy crisis and post-abortion centres.

Street Angels
Works in towns and cities across the UK generally on Friday and Saturday nights offering safe places and safe people to those who become vulnerable in any way.

Street Pastors
Is an inter-denominational Church response to urban problems, engaging with people on the streets to care, listen and dialogue.

An initiative by Frontier Youth Trust that works in the community to support churches to develop quality relationships with young people and to grow relevant expressions of church.

TLG - Transforming Lives for Good
Helping churches to support struggling children and young people, including those excluded from school, at a crisis point in education or living in poverty.

Worth Unlimited
Is a national Christian charity working in local communities to set up projects with marginalised young people seeking to build hope, unlock potential and realise worth.

Other organisations you may wish to contact are:
The Arthur Rank Centre – rural/farming
Farm Crisis Network – rural/farming
Farming Help – rural/farming
The Plunkett Foundation – rural communities
The Green Christian - environmental
Shrinking the Footprint - environmental
A Rocha - environmental
FareShare - hunger and food waste reduction
Furniture Re-Use Network - recycling
Church Network for Gypsies and Travellers
CITIZENS for Sanctuary – justice for those fleeing persecution
Locality – general community action
Social Enterprise UK - economic
The Money Charity  - financial