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Marlon Nelson / 4 August 2014

Is £500k+ in small grants in six years a good return?

In six years we have secured £500k+ in small grants for diocesan projects combatting poverty in London’s most disadvantaged communities. Is that enough?


Marlon Nelson / 31 July 2014

All Souls Ivybridge wins the first Church Urban Fund ‘Together Grants’ award

At the end of 2013 the Church Urban Fund announced the new format and criteria for the Small Grant Programme to replace the Mustard Seed Grants. All Souls Church in Ivybridge has won a ‘Together Grant’s award for its work on the Ivybridge Estate, a multi-cultural community in a disadvantaged area.


Marlon Nelson / 28 May 2014

Beanstalk is helping London’s children to read better

With one in seven children leaving primary school unable to read to the required standard Beanstalk is looking for reading mentors to help them to read, gain confidence, grow to their full potential. Could you be the volunteer that they are looking for?


Marlon Nelson / 7 March 2014

The theology of service

There can be a struggle and challenge facing parishes around the issue of service and community ministry in this piece Canon Angus Ritchie, Director of the Contextual Theology Centre provides some thoughts on “the theology of service”.


Marlon Nelson / 4 March 2014

CUF Health & Belief Grants Programme Launched

The Church Urban Fund has opened its Health & Belief Grant programme for 2014 if you are successful grants of up to £10,000 are available.


Marlon Nelson / 13 December 2013

London churches offer hospitality and hope to homeless guests

During the 2012-2013 winter season churches across the Diocese opened their doors offering support, care and a demonstration of God’s love for over 1,400 homeless guests. They’re doing it again this year.


Marlon Nelson / 17 September 2013

Poverty on our doorstep: a tale of two cities

Not many people believe that London is impoverished, but it is.  A new research by the Church Urban Fund tells us how and also shows that we are close to the top of the deprivation tables.


Marlon Nelson / 6 August 2013

Tackling poverty together. What’s a Joint Venture?

The Diocese of London and the Church Urban have a Joint Venture Partnership to fight poverty together but what does this mean?


Bishop Adrian addressing a crowd
Marlon Nelson / 8 July 2013

Credit unions: an effective response?

Are Credit Unions an effective finance management tool for London?


Marlon Nelson / 20 March 2013

Foodbanks make life more bearable

Willesden Area churches help turn water into wine (well squash or fruit juice at least).


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