Join Premier Christian Radio in the fight against poverty

Simon chatting to a friend.

Will you join the fight today with a donation to CAP?

Stories in numbers

1 in 5 
people in the UK live in poverty 
individuals became debt free through CAP in 2022 
people respond to Jesus every year through a local church connected with CAP 

Will you give to help someone like Simon?

Thank you for finding out more about how you can help families and individuals who are struggling with poverty and unmanageable debt, after seeing CAP featured as Premier Christian Radio’s Charity of the Year.

Right now, across the UK’s four nations, poverty is devastating lives. Our faith means we cannot stand by and let this happen. In partnership with Premier, we’re committed to facing poverty head on, and we need you to join the fight.

Will you consider a gift of £10 a month today?

What my gift will achieve

Your regular gift of £10 could be a lifeline for someone making that courageous first call to get themselves free of debt.

Every person’s best route out of debt looks different. CAP takes into account each person’s situation, and our professional Debt Advisors establish a bespoke, structured route out of debt that’s suitable for each and every person’s individual circumstances.

Throughout the whole process, our local church-based teams are there to offer prayer, practical help and emotional support. They make sure families and individuals are empowered to move forward with confidence and hope, as well as giving them the chance to respond to the gospel.

Your gift could support families and individuals facing poverty and the devastating effects of the cost of living crisis. Your donation will help establish a clear route out of debt, giving them peace of mind and the hope of a brighter future.

Change is only possible if we work together. United, we can end UK poverty, one transformed life at a time. Will you join the fight today with a donation to CAP?

Donate today

Your monthly gift of £10 could a month could be a lifeline for someone making that courageous first call to get themselves free of debt.

Your donation

Your gift will allow passionate Christians from our local, church-based Debt Centres to meet those in need face-to-face, with the love of Jesus.

It will allow us to provide free accredited debt advice in communities across the UK and tackle poverty in a way that will really last.

Simon looking at the camera holding a bible.

It’s turned my life around 180 degrees from completely structureless to having a real purpose in life now. 

Simon, now debt free through CAP 

Simon’s story

My (now deceased) wife used to look after the finances. She was the one that was good with the money, where I wasn’t, and I built up quite a lot of debt. I was living in fear of eviction – I’d been served with an eviction notice from my landlords. I didn’t see a way out of it, so I decided I’d try to end it all.

It was actually my landlords who mentioned Christians Against Poverty. When my Debt Coach, Jim, arrived at my doorstep, nobody had crossed the threshold in the two years I’d been living there. This was the biggest difference that Christians Against Poverty’s process made for me – the house visits.

In July 2016 I got that wonderful telephone call from headquarters at CAP where they said​‘Simon, you are now debt free’ and played the harmonicas, and it’s one of the greatest sounds I’ve ever heard.

I then went to a CAP event where I came to faith. This lady put her hands on my shoulder and prayed for me, and I felt an overwhelming sense of calm and peace and love and warmth that I’ve never experienced before. I just knew what it was, and committed my life to Jesus there and then.

Now, on a Sunday I can’t wait to get up for the service. I just love the church family that I’ve got. We’re brothers and sisters in Christ but we’re closer than blood, and we support each other, we live our lives for each other, we’re there for each other. I praise God and thank God that I now know that he watched over me when I tried to end it all, and he said,​‘No mate, you’re not going yet, you’ve got lots to do’.

It’s turned my life around 180 degrees from completely structureless to having a real purpose in life now. I’ve become a CAP Befriender, a CAP Money Coach, I volunteer at the church food bank and I even set up a choir at my church. I just felt such an overwhelming sense of wanting to give something back.

With more and more people like Simon facing rising costs, debt and financial worry, it’s going to take every single one of us to fight back.

Will you help a family like Simon’s with a donation towards the work of CAP today?
Together we can face poverty head on.

About Christians Against Poverty

With 27 years’ experience in providing free, professional debt advice and equipping local churches to help their communities, we’re confident that we can see an end to UK poverty.