Church Urban Fund

Church Urban Fund

Charity information

Church Urban Fund

Vision: To see people and communities across England flourish and enjoy life in its fullness.
Our Mission: We are committed to bring about positive change in communities. We do this by investing in partnerships and relationships with local churches, community groups and groups of all faiths and beliefs. We achieve this by bringing about sustainable change, capacity building and policy influencing.

Founded 1987

  • Mission statement

    Church Urban Fund works to catalyse social action and bring about positive change in lives and communities across England through three programmes of work: the Together Network, Near Neighbours and the Just Finance Foundation. These programmes are the context in which our values come to life. Each involves a combination of:

    Projects: responding directly to social issues experienced by individuals and communities in a sustainable, collaborative and empowering way.

    Capacity-building: creating, mobilising and investing in local networks and strengthening civil society at the grassroots.

    Research and policy: raising awareness and responding to the structural factors contributing to social issues that affect the communities in which we work.

  • Aims

    Church Urban Fund aims to:

    • AGENCY The ability to make and follow through on choices about the direction of their own lives, and that of the communities and society in which they live.
    • RELATIONSHIPS OF EQUALITY within households, communities, and society more widely, in which they feel safe to belong, interdependence is acknowledged, and all have opportunities to give and receive.
    • JUST ACCESS TO RESOURCES sufficient to provide for their wellbeing in a sustainable and dignified way and to participate fully socially, politically, and economically.
  • Overview

    Established: June 1987

    Registered Charity Number: 297483

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 19

    Part time staff: 6

    Volunteers: 10

    Phone number: 02078981452

    Address: Church House, 27 Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3AZ

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