Faith In Our Community

Faith In Our Community

Charity information

Faith In Our Community

Faith In Our Community (FIC) is passionate about building up the self esteem and confidence of local people, so they can make new friends, take part in the life of their community and make decisions that affect their lives. We work in the 10% most deprived areas in North East England including Sunderland, Houghton-Le-Spring, Hetton-Le-Hole, Shildon and Stockton. . We begin by working with local churches but move quickly to involving members of the whole community.

We use our extensive networks to identify local people who want to make a real difference and support them to develop their vision and seek out other residents who want to join in and get involved. We help them to recruit a local activist as their community development worker and we provide a learning / training progrmme for everyone involved including formal qualifications for the community development workers.