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The Warm Welcome Campaign is the community response to the cost of living crisis.
Vision Wakefield consists of a number of Christian leaders from different church streams and denominations in Wakefield. It is the local expression of City Vision whose aim is to facilitate city transformation across the UK, holistically, for God’s glory. We aim to do this by bringing leaders together across the business, church, civic and para-church arenas. The organisation serves to provide processes, resources and a place of facilitated dialogue for Christian leaders from the wide spectrum of city leadership who wish to discover God’s Kingdom as it reveals itself in their city.
Royal Voluntary Service
Royal Voluntary Service is one of Britain’s largest volunteering charities with volunteers supporting the NHS and thousands of vulnerable people in the community. The charity works in local communities running a range of services including lunch and social clubs, home from hospital services and patient transport. Its Virtual Village Hall provides online activities and classes to promote wellbeing and keep people active. The charity also delivers the NHS Volunteer Responders programme for NHS England, enabled by the GoodSAM app.
Together TV is the UK broadcaster inspiring positive change. We run a national TV channel, engagement platform and streaming service to motivate people to do good in their lives and communities. We programme entertainment shows that focus on wellbeing and creativity, whilst championing diverse voices. In doing so, we open our audience’s eyes to the opportunities around them and motivate them to take part. As a result of watching, our viewers change attitudes, improve their well-being, gain confidence, do more for themselves and connect with their community.
National Leaders of all the major Christian denominations in England, Chaired by the Bishop of Durham. The Commission exists to support strategic collaborative action on Covid recovery.
Neighbourly is a free-to-use giving platform, currently used by over 21,000 community causes across the UK and Ireland, ranging from registered charities to schools, foodbanks, local community groups and CICs. Through partnerships with companies including Aldi, M&S, Sainsburys, Lidl, Samsung, B&Q, Virgin Media O2 and Danone, Neighbourly offers regular giving programmes throughout the year, so small charities and community causes can access corporate grants, volunteer programmes and surplus food donations.
Community Managed Libraries National Peer Network
The Community Managed Libraries National Peer Network helps community managed libraries (CMLs) to run effectively and successfully by sharing ideas, learning, experiences and inspiration. No one understands community managed libraries better than the people and communities who fought to retain their local libraries and related services their communities want and need. The Network is made up of such people! We are from the full spectrum of CMLs including independently funded to those who receive local authority support. Our primary members are trustees or people who work in community managed libraries but can also include those wishing to form a trust or community groups exploring the possibilities of CMLs.
The /together coalition is made up of large charities, community groups, private sector organisations, celebrities and media partners all working together to build kinder, closer and more connected communities.
Muslim Council of Britain
The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) is the UK's largest and most diverse Muslim umbrella organisation with over 500 affiliated mosques, national, regional and local Muslim-led organisations, charities and schools.
Stewardship helps generous Christians give to the causes they care about. Together, we partner with over 13 000 churches and charities to equip, resource and strengthen their mission.
Acts 435 is a free resource for churches and local charities, which directly helps individuals known to those settings with specific needs, such as a washing machine, a suit for an interview or gas and electricity top-ups. Churches and charities who are opening their doors to provide a Warm Welcome this winter will benefit from having Acts 435 in their toolbox to provide fast, financial help to those in poverty or facing crisis situations.
Kids Matter have a vision to see every child in need raised in a strong family. They do this through reducing the impact of poverty on children through community-based parenting programmes. Improving the parent-child relationship has been shown by research to have the greatest influence on reducing the impact of poverty on children. Kids Matter partner with local churches to run their evidence informed parenting programmes for low income, low support families to equip parents and carers with the confidence, competence and community need to build strong families, thus enabling their children to thrive.
The Salvation Army is a Protestant church and an international charitable organisation who put their faith into action by offering practical help for people without discrimination, standing up for those who are vulnerable, fighting against injustice and encouraging people to deepen their relationship with God. They offer a wide range of diverse services to respond to the realities of life in the communities they serve.
Redeeming Our Communities
ROC (Redeeming Our Communities) empowers local people of goodwill to work together for safer, stronger communities. They work with existing community groups, agencies, local activists and positively motivated residents, helping them discover each other and find new ways to collaborate by pooling resources for the common good.
Islamic Relief, a leading Muslim charity, is an international aid agency that provides humanitarian relief and development programmes in over 30 countries, serving communities in need regardless of race, political affiliation, gender or belief.
Theatres Trust is the national public advisory body for theatres. We champion the future of live performance, by protecting and supporting excellent theatre buildings which meet the needs of their communities.
Spring Harvest is an inter-denominational evangelical conference and gathering in the United Kingdom that started in 1979. The events and related all year round works of the Spring Harvest organisation aim to equip and strengthen the church for action across the UK and beyond.
Caritas Social Action Network
CSAN is the official agency of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales for domestic social action. We support and facilitate our network of over 50 Catholic dioceses and independent charities that provide help for families and children, the elderly, homeless people, refugees, the disabled, and prisoners. The national team strives to develop the network, advance the education, training, practice and formation of those active in Catholic social action, and offer a coherent Catholic voice on social justice in the public arena. CSAN is a member of Caritas Internationalis within the Caritas Europa group.
Edge Ministries run a wide variety of different projects, network churches and ministries from all streams and denominations together to develop and grow in areas of rural and urban poverty.
Christian Funders' Forum
The Christian Funders’ Forum is a group of grant-making trusts and foundations. Our aim is to work effectively as a group to work towards the shared mission to live and share Christ’s love. We do this by providing peer support, learning from each other, sharing best practice and recognising and celebrating the work of our grantees.
Intergenerational Music Making
Intergenerational Music Making is the pioneering, national not-for-profit organisation, delivering innovative programmes, training, campaigns & research. They work closely with care homes, schools, hospitals, communities and creatives, sharing their unique expertise and empowering groups to connect, develop and embed a culture of intergenerational music practice. Through their intergenerational workshops, music therapy, training and creative social hubs, they aim to improve the mental and physical wellbeing of the old and the young, tackle health inequalities, promote cross-sectorial relationships and in turn, build stronger, more cohesive communities. Activities and interactions are all founded on their organisational values of respect, creativity, integrity, empowerment, and enjoyment.
Renew Wellbeing supports churches in setting up quiet safe spaces where it's okay not to be okay in partnership with local mental health services. Renew spaces are cafe style spaces where all our equalled and valued. They offer a place to connect and belong, to share hobbies, learn a new skill or simply enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Each Renew space also has a quiet area for personal reflection and optional times of prayer for those who want to join in.
Relational Hub Supports Churches and Organisations to create and sustain thriving youth work projects that provide a home-away-from-home for the young people who need one most.
Jo Cox Foundation
The Jo Cox Foundation was established in 2016 by friends and family of the late Jo Cox MP. The Foundation exists to build a positive legacy for Jo and to create something positive out of the tragedy that was her murder. One of Jo's key goals was to turbo-charge the response to the loneliness crisis. Each January we continue this work through the Great Winter Get Together (16 - 29 January) which brings together communities to highlight and alleviate loneliness. It encourages people to create and share local places for connection where those who are feeling lonely can go to form meaningful connections with others.
The Message Trust is a worldwide movement passionately sharing the love of Jesus Christ in words and actions with the hardest-to-reach young people and communities.
Jubilee+ equips churches across the UK to change the lives of those in poverty in their communities. We aim to inspire and empower Christians to increasingly become mercy-bringers to those trapped in poverty, that they may become oaks of righteousness.
Christians Against Poverty
With a vision to see transformed lives, thriving churches and an end to UK poverty, Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is a national charity that equips churches to deliver a range of services in their local communities. These services include award-winning free debt help and community groups aimed at helping people to manage their money well, gain life skills and get back into work.
The Gather Movement are passionate about working together to improve places socially, culturally, environmentally and spiritually. They are involved in bringing the Christian community together in over 150 cities and towns as a network of networks to work alongside the wider community.
Kintsugi Hope is a charity based in the UK striving to make a difference to peoples mental wellbeing.'Kintsugi' (金継ぎ) is a Japanese technique for repairing pottery with seams of gold. The word means 'golden joinery' in Japanese. This repairs the brokenness in a way that makes the object more beautiful, and even more unique than it was prior to being broken. Instead of hiding the scars it makes a feature of them. We want to see a world where mental and emotional health is understood and accepted, with safe and supportive communities for everyone to grow and flourish.
Transforming Lives for Good
TLG is all about helping churches to bring hope and a future to children facing heart-breaking challenges. As a Christian charity, we're confident in the difference that churches of all shapes and sizes can make in their own communities. In every town, you’ll find church communities full of ordinary people ready to make an extraordinary difference. Alongside our network of partner churches, we are committed to reaching out to the most vulnerable children in the UK and seeing hope spread. With expertise in school exclusions, emotional wellbeing and food insecurity, and a crucial understanding of trauma-awareness underpinning all we do, we're seeing thousands of lives transformed for good every year!
Church Urban Fund
Inspired by our Christian faith, CUF works with and through local partners to address complex needs and help build connected, hopeful and confident communities. Every year, we help enable thousands of people to live more flourishing lives. Our faith is inclusive and welcomes diverse voices to contribute, shape and motivate our actions
Freedto is a communications and digital consultancy specialising in working with charities and socially minded business. We enable impact for good through thoughtful communication and efficient use of digital. We love to come alongside charities to help them so that they can be freed to focus on their mission.
Linking Lives UK is a national Christian charity working to address loneliness and social isolation particularly among older people. They work with churches to set up befriending schemes in which volunteers visit or call those people in their community who are often housebound or have little contact with the outside world. They run an online volunteer training called ‘Good Conversations’ aimed at volunteers involved in engaging with people through a regular community café, drop-in centre or lunch club. They also run monthly webinars for individuals focusing on addressing loneliness in their day-to-day life.
The Evangelical Alliance joins together hundreds of organisations, thousands of churches and tens of thousands of individuals to make Jesus known. Representing our members since 1846, the Evangelical Alliance is the oldest and largest evangelical unity movement in the UK. Untied in mission and voice, we exist to resource the local church, to speak up for justice and religious freedom and strengthen the work of the churches communities and throughout society.
United Reformed Church
The United Reformed Church is a family of Christians who meet in local congregations across England, Scotland and Wales. We are part of the worldwide family of Reformed Churches. The URC is a nonconformist denomination that is committed to working closely with churches of all traditions in prayer and social action.