Era of a New Dawn

What next for the Church Urban Fund?


The Church Urban Fund came into existence 35 years ago. We began as a grantmaker and transitioned into a development organisation. Now, in light of Covid-19, we are actively exploring ways to organise relational social action, ecumenical collaboration and service delivery in our local communities.

We have watched the effects of the pandemic bite deeply into the social fabric of people’s lives and have reacted quickly to help. Click here to see ways in which we have served local communities. Our organisation has become leaner, fitter and more focused. And while the emphasis of our work will always be on empowering disenfranchised communities and developing a flourishing, mutual society, we see our future as navigating a creative path between local impact and national influence.

But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
1 John 3:17-18

The soundtrack to our work will be grassroots voices, but the melody will be the Christian song of Faith, Hope and Love.

Era of a New Dawn
Going forward our strategy is to mobilise faith-inspired social action – to serve people of all faiths, and none. Our aim is to equip churches directly, and through diocesan structures, with the skills, tools and confidence to tackle issues of importance to the people in the communities they serve.

The Church Urban Fund’s response to a changing world
Within this rapidly changing world, we are considering the most effective way to fulfil our mission and would appreciate if you would take 5-10 minutes to give us your views in shaping our future.

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