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The Just Finance Network
(created by Church Urban Fund), building on the successful pilot of the Credit Champions Network, is all about building financially healthy communities and individuals by:
- Helping to grow a more visible and effective community finance and money advice sector so that everyone has access to fair and affordable finance and free advice.
- Increasing financial capability so that we all have the knowledge and skills to make good decisions about money.
The Just Finance Network is one of two main initiatives to come from the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Task Group on Responsible Credit and Savings. Development workers will be employed to work with local churches, and in partnership with local organisations, so that they have the awareness, confidence and motivation to address money, debt and credit issues in their communities.
The Diocese of Chester is already engaging with this work on the Wirral where several churches are working with Wirral Foodbank to support people with debt and money management. Volunteers from churches are being trained as CMA (www.communitymoneyadvice.com) advisors and will be based at Christ Church, Moreton. Advisors will then visit various Foodbanks on the Wirral to offer support.
People have been shocked at the story that has unfolded recently on the Archers. It’s a story of controlling, For more information click here
The Big Church Switch
The Big Church Switch is supported by Parish Buying, in partnership with Christian Aid and Tearfund. It calls on UK churches and individual Christians of all denominations to switch their energy supply from fossil fuels to renewable energy. By using clean, renewable energy the Church can demonstrate its commitment to care for our neighbours and for the earth.
The national Church have produced two very useful up to date resources; ‘5 Factsheets on Refugee Resettlement’ and ‘Mission, Migrants and Refugees’ a resource for theological reflection. At a local level, CSR is trying to map where churches are supporting asylum seekers and preparing to welcome refugees. Can you help?
Open 4 Funding
GrantNet has now changed to Open 4 Funding. This website enabling parishes to search a huge range of funding sources free of charge. Click here to find out more.
The Refugee Crisis
For news and information on the current Refugee Crisis click here
Welfare Reform Update – July 2016
For updated information on the welfare reform click here