Jesus' mission to proclaim good news to the poor and set the captives free through the local church is the core of who we are. Over the past 18 years, we have been relentlessly pursuing our vision, partnering with hundreds of churches across the UK to see people released from a life sentence of debt, poverty and their causes.
We know there are many triggers that cause debt and keep families trapped in poverty; financial illiteracy, unemployment and addiction to name a few. Through our services, we have created practical solutions to equip local churches to address some of the biggest problems in our society. Our aim is to expand these services to reach more people and break the cycle of poverty in this country. However, we can only do this if more churches partner with us.
Our big vision is to have a network of local churches running 3,000 CAP projects by 2021. By partnering with CAP, your church has the opportunity to demonstrate God’s love in action. Whether you choose to help people with debt, unemployment, addictions, or financial education, you can bring hope and salvation to some of the most marginalised people in your community.
CAP has grown into a movement of thousands of Christians and churches – will you join with us today, as we stand united against poverty in our nation?
It might feel like a distant dream, as you don your winter boots and brandish your de-icer, but summer will soon be upon us (I promise). Whether you are looking to get away, thinking about how to entertain the kids, or you just wanting to make the most of getting out and about in the British ‘sunshine’, there are ways you can be smart with your…
CAP phone team member and Anglican Gareth Thompson has been helping twitter users to see the inside view of what we do here at head office. From Monday April 27 to Sunday May 3, he is tweeting under the heading of @OurCofE, an account that gets passed to someone in the Church of England each week. As well as working for CAP, Gareth is also a part-time…
- Budget recipe binder – Bev’s spring risotto
Thursday, 23 April 2015
Why not give Bev's spring risotto a go this week? Packed with veg, yet really filling – you can't go wrong with this tasty meal! Bev says, 'This is a favourite option of ours – perfect for that first warm evening out in the garden!' Preparation time: 15 minutes, cooking time: 30-40 minutes, serves: 4-5 Total cost : approx. £3.92* Ingredients 1…
- Announcing our new patron: the Archbishop of Canterbury
Thursday, 16 April 2015
We are really excited to announce that Archbishop Justin Welby has chosen to become a patron of Christians Against Poverty!
Watch the video to find out more about what he thinks about CAP and why he decided to support our work in this way.
Please take some time to encourage Justin via his Twitter account - @JustinWelby.
This weekend, over 100 passionate individuals are set to learn all about how they can help prevent debt and poverty in their local communities. Tomorrow our CAP Money team is in Watford training these brand new money coaches to go out and deliver CAP's free money management course in their areas. Representing 30 new churches, they will join over 800…
George Osborne unveiling his 2015 budget is a good reminder for us to revise ours. One of the big changes announced by the Chancellor will benefit UK savers. This is great news - if you are in a position to save. This month, grab a calculator and see how you can make your money go further. Adjust your budget - If your idea of savings is whatever fell…
- 300 people have found paid work through CAP Job Clubs!
Thursday, 12 March 2015
Since launching just two years ago, CAP Job Clubs has seen a staggering 300 people find paid employment. That's 300 lives lifted from the misery of unemployment, and given fresh hope and a future. With the average person out of work for over two years, CAP Job Clubs is reaching people whose confidence and self-worth has been destroyed. We offer practical…
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