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How your church can be involved

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At CAP, we support and empower local churches with practical resources to bring hope to their local communities. We believe in thriving churches: not based on size, status or wealth but full of passionate, Christ-centred people committed to reaching their local community.

Are you part of a church? We need you! You can provide practical help to people living in poverty in the UK.

How your church can make a difference

If you’re part of a church, there’s loads of ways you and your community can get involved and join the fight against poverty in the UK.

Partner with CAP

Partnering with CAP means that you’ll be trained and equipped to run one or more of our ministries in your local community. You’ll be helping people to get out of debt, manage their money, find employment or learn practical day-to-day skills. You’ll be demonstrating God’s love in action in the most tangible way.

Other ways your church can get involved with CAP

Deliver a CAP Sunday service on UK poverty

Join thousands of other churches in calling for a society where everyone can live life to the full. Inspire your church to learn about God’s heart for UK poverty this October, with free worship and teaching resources.


We would love you to pray. We believe that God is listening and he answers our prayers. We can advise on what you and your community can pray for to see transformed lives, thriving churches and an end to UK poverty.

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Take action

Campaign with us. Use your voice and put your faith into action to tackle UK poverty and injustice. Ask your church to support our most recent campaign.

Give financially as a church

Giving financially helps us to continue our work and support more people across the UK. Support the work of CAP together as a church community

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Practical resources

Our free, bitesize video resources will equip your community with practical ways to tackle day-to-day life. You’ll learn things like creating healthy habits, practical CV and interview techniques, and tips on how to deal with anxiety and depression alongside other helpful topics.

How does the Church respond to poverty?

Local churches have been providing practical help to those living in poverty since the very beginning. At CAP, we’ve seen hundreds of churches provide practical support to their community since our charity was founded in 1996. Our partner churches have provided essential debt help, money management and employment and day-to-day life skills training for some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

How many churches are in the UK?

There are more than 40,000 churches in the UK. There’s actually more churches than pubs these days. We see that as 40,000+ exciting opportunities to provide support to people living in poverty!

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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.'