About Us

Helping churches help people flourish

We believe that local churches are uniquely placed to respond to local issues. We build relationships with churches and their community to enable them to flourish together.

We are a team of people passionate about the dignity and worth of each individual, because each one of us is made in the image of God.

Poverty affects people in different ways and the causes and solutions are complex. We want to challenge social injustice by working with churches and neighbourhoods to help communities flourish.

Our aim is to;

  • Develop and build the connections between churches and communities to strengthen people’s understanding of each other
  • Support individuals and congregations to prayerfully listen, reflect and act in their community
  • Build church-based social action through partnerships, training and support to access resources
  • Challenge social injustice by facilitating networks with policy makers and sharing real-life stories with them.
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Our team


Val Barron

Development Worker

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James Ballantyne

Development Worker (Team Leader)


Ray Leonard

Development Worker


Tim Ferguson

Development Worker

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Maddy Fisher

Development Worker

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Church Urban Fund

Church Urban Fund (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. CUFs vision is to see people and communities all over England flourish and enjoy life in all its fullness.

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Together Network

The Together Network is an alliance of 21 charities, known as joint ventures, linked by faith and driven by the desire to see communities flourish throughout England.

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