Changing Lives and
Communities Together

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Church Urban Fund

What we do

Our vision is for people and communities all over England to be able to flourish and enjoy life in all its fullness.

Help us Change Communities

What can you do?

Why not volunteer, fundraise or donate, we'd love to hear from you.

Empowering and Supporting

At the heart of everything we do is something we call ABCD, or Asset-based Community Development. It’s a way of working that makes the most of the skills and capacities of local residents, groups and businesses to build stronger, happier and thriving communities.

At this difficult time capitalising on the resources available in our communities is the perfect way we can help.


Strategically invested in transforming lives and communities across England.


People took part in events, or training designed to facilitate positive change.


Community-based projects made possible by our small grants.

30+ years

We have been active in local communities.



Support us by donating

Your gift is now more important than ever to our communities.

Our Core Streams

CUF was established by the Church of England as a practical response to unmet need and has been active in local communities for over 30 years.

We work through three core organisational streams, to deliver our vision of people and communities all over England flourishing and enjoying life in all its fullness.

A union of 21 faith-based partnerships, driven by the desire to tackle social inequality across England.

Making diverse communities stronger by encouraging people to build relationships of trust.

A fair financial system for everyone – easy to understand, accessible and available to all.