Thank you so much for considering opening a CAP Debt Centre at your church. We believe the local church is the hope of the world. A CAP Debt Centre empowers your church to build a bridge into the lives of people in your community, and tackle one of the biggest causes of poverty here in the UK.

1. Meet our church partnership team

We want to spend some time getting to know you and your church and for you to have the opportunity to find out more about how a CAP Debt Centre will impact your community. Telephone the team on 01274 760580 or email churchpartnership@capuk.org to arrange to meet with us. You may also find the following documents helpful:

2. Sign our Partnership Agreement

The next stage is for your Senior Leader to sign our Partnership Agreement.

3. Choose a Debt Centre Manager candidate and send in a Reference Form

Firstly you'll need to find a suitable candidate – more information about what is expected and who you should look for here.

Then you just need to send us the reference form for your chosen candidate. Once we have received this we will send an application form to your candidate via email.

4. We invite successful applicants to attend an Assessment Day and interview at CAP's head office in Bradford

Our Assessment Days are tailor made to prepare your candidate and ensure that they are fully informed about the role. We also conduct a 45-minute interview with them as part of the day.

5. We invite successful candidates to attend our training at CAP's head office in Bradford

We run extensive training to ensure that your Debt Centre Manager has the tools they need to transform lives in your community. It consists of some distance learning and some residential training.

Residential 1: Two days training, covering induction, I.T, establishing your volunteer team, PR and much more.

Four weeks will then be spent at your Debt Centre working on publicity, generating referrals and building the volunteer team.

Residential 2: Three days training covering in detail the service we offer to our clients. Once this is complete your Centre Manager will be ready to start seeing clients.

Our training is City and Guilds accredited. All of the costs of accommodation and food are covered as part of your contribution.

6. Launch your Debt Centre

To launch the CAP Debt Centre we will come to your church on a Sunday service, this will introduce your church to the ministry and generate support for your centre. Then you are ready to go, you’ll be part of our growing family of churches rising up to see the lost saved and the poor lifted out of poverty.

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