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Our vision, values and ethos

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Transformed lives. Thriving churches. An end to UK poverty. This is the world we want to see. 

Across the UK, millions of people are experiencing a poverty crisis, leaving them feeling trapped, desolate and abandoned. We are Christians Against Poverty. We cannot accept a society where poverty exists.

So we take action. And we also experience the daily privilege of seeing people discover hope as they begin to work with CAP and their local church. Tens of thousands of lives have been positively impacted through the powerful combination of practical help, restorative church communities and Jesus’ love.

Transformed lives. Thriving churches. An end to UK poverty. 

This is the world we want to see. This is the world we passionately seek.

Our vision

We want to see people across the UK released from poverty, living with faith in Jesus and hope for the future.

We want to see churches that have become the beating heart of their communities, actively serving them and bringing the hope of Jesus.

We want to see a hope-filled society, free from poverty, with churches united to improve the lives of those facing debt and financial hardship.

Our mission

We’re on a mission to release people across the UK from poverty, to enable churches to help end poverty through their communities, and to encourage people to live with faith, actively served by their church.

Our values

We are Christians Against Poverty. At our core, we are Christ-centred – it’s what we call our anchor’ value. This guides our other values: united, compassionate and determined to bring passion every day.

We are Christ-centred

In all our actions, we seek to put Jesus first, committing to play our part in Christ’s mission to bring hope and restoration to a broken world.

We are united

We’re one community with one big vision. And we know we can’t end UK poverty on our own. We work together with churches, local communities, staff, volunteers and national networks to make a meaningful difference.

We are compassionate

Care is at our core. We are compelled to help people in need in our communities through our active Christian faith and compassion for humanity.

We bring passion every day

We’re determined to make a difference to individuals and communities across the UK, courageously creating a hope-filled society.

Our ethos

We believe that everyone should be treated with dignity, live in freedom and have equal opportunities. When we can draw on our differences, each of us feels accepted and able to contribute.

We also believe that God gave us responsibility for stewarding the Earth well. This includes caring for both humanity and the environment.

As God’s people, our prayer is that where God’s heart breaks, ours will too. We’re committed to improving our society, so that it more closely reflects God’s kingdom and values.

As we do this, we’re taking steps towards our vision.

Our faith

Faith is hugely important to those of us that work at CAP. It’s the fuel in our engine.

Ruth holding a sign that reads 'There is so much need. I'm at my limit.'
Ruth, Co-Debt Centre Manager

We urgently need your support to reach every person in poverty.

Ruth holding a sign that reads 'There is so much need. I'm at my limit.'