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 1,000 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 or addictions, 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?
During the holiday season, CAP loves to surprise clients in need with Christmas hampers. These hampers are full of food, fun and festive treats. Recently we put some of these together for clients local to the Bradford area. Watch the video to get a glimpse of what’s involved and consider whether you can help us spread joy this Christmas by providing…
We are delighted to announce that CAP has won Debt Advice Provider of the Year at the 2015 Credit Today Collections & Customer Service Awards. This is the first year that this award has been given out and we are honoured to be the first time winners. CAP was also a finalist for Vulnerable Customer Support Initiative.
- Budget recipe binder - Winter warmer pumpkin (or carrot) and bacon soup
Thursday, 05 November 2015
Leftover pumpkin? Turn it into something tasty, using Liz's scrumptious autumnal soup recipe. Serves at least 4 Cost = approx. 37p per serving* Ingredients 1kg bag of carrots OR your left over Halloween pumpkin A pack of value cream cheese 0.5kg onions Cooking bacon 500g 1 tbsp of curry powder Salt and pepper to taste Requires a hand blender (available…
- CAP’s secret weapon – our External Relations team!
Thursday, 29 October 2015
This year I’ve been truly humbled by the favour God has given us to ‘Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves… defend the rights of the poor and needy’ (Proverbs 31:8-9). We build relationships with influential people who can make the changes that matter. We want to help them understand what life is like from our clients’ point of…
Our Founder, John Kirkby, and CEO, Matt Barlow, popped down to Lambeth Palace yesterday to visit our patron, Archbishop Justin Welby. What an honour to have such a generous patron who really gets what CAP is about and is passionate about tackling UK debt. Find out more about why he decided to become CAP's patron on the Who's who page of our website,…
Trying to eat well on a budget can be tricky, but there are lots of ways it can be done. We’ve come up with some top tips to help make your grocery shopping a more cost effective experience: Plan your meals – Avoid wasting food by planning your meals ahead of your weekly shop, and include meals that use common ingredients to reduce the need to buy…
- The big fight against poverty from an army of small churches
Friday, 09 October 2015
New figures have emerged showing that smaller churches can really pack a punch when it comes to social action. Christians Against Poverty has discovered one in three of the churches it is working with have congregations of 50 to 100 members – not the mega churches people might assume are needed for such hard-hitting projects. Chief Executive Matt…
Yesterday, we celebrated a very special debt free case, which marks the beginning of thousands more people being able to access a route out of debt that was previously restricted. On 1 October, CAP submitted the first Debt Relief Order (DRO) for a client who was previously ineligible for this insolvency option due to having just over £18,000 worth…
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