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?
- 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…
- Prime Minister learns more about the work of CAP
Friday, 27 February 2015
Keen to publicise his new church debt centre, a rector arranged to meet with his local MP – who happened to be David Cameron. The Chipping Norton Benefice where the Reverend James Kennedy serves is within the Prime Minister’s constituency of Witney in Oxfordshire. The pair later had 15 minutes together where he explained that Chipping Norton…
We’re over the moon to announce that, once again, we’ve been named as one of the UK's best places to work! We scooped 2nd place in the 'Sunday Times Best 100 Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For 2015'. Matt Barlow and John Kirkby won the 'Best Leader Award', with unbeaten scores of 97% for running the organisation on sound morals and 94% for…
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