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Funding stable housing for the homeless - Paul's story 
"God, if I didn't have this place, I dread to think where I would be, maybe back on the street. Maybe back drinking, I wouldn't know what I would be. Lost."
Bringing healthcare to the people - the last mile
Living Goods-supported community health workers in East Africa reduced under-5 mortality by 27% and stunting by 7%, all for less than $2 per person annually.
Case studies of local regeneration through crowdfunding
Examples of crowdfunding models used to fund projects which are owned and run by the communities they serve, enabling community-led regeneration and boosting local resilience.
Reducing the cost of the school day for disadvantaged families
A project aimed at reducing the disadvantage poorer families experience in meeting the cost of the school day has seen high levels of participation from children, their families, parent council members and school staff.
Neighbourhood soup 
Why not hold the occasional micro-granting event to help highlight and fund local projects in your community? A collaboration, a meal together, a platform for connection, a safe space, community helping fund its own people and a forum.
U-Turn - a sustainable way to address the needs of the homeless 
A pathway out of homelessness which engages the community, links with specialist support services, develops life skills and gets people into employment whilst generating income from social enterprise.
Participatory Budgeting - 2  
Four Church of Scotland congregations had £5,000 each to distribute and a total of 28 community projects were funded.
Participatory Budgeting - 1
Expanding the imagination about democracy could help to focus resources on the projects that are most meaningful to local communities.
Fundraising toolkits 
The Diocese of London has produced a set of guides for churches to use to engage their congregations and communities or apply to trusts and foundations for support.
Something exponential is possible when we release what we have been given to steward 
The story about how the church in Chicago came to be giving 200 cars away a year.

Events (1 found)

Fundraising for your church’s social action - London
@2nd Floor Meeting Hall Diocesan House, 36 Causton Street Westminster SW1P 4AU
A free 2-hour interactive workshop providing advice and guidance for churches. If you need to raise money to get going, where do you start? If you need to keep a project running that’s already going but struggling for funds, where can you go? We will look at how churches can raise money to respond compassionately to the needs they see in their parish and community. Whether that is… -setting up a debt advice centre -offering provision for the homeless -helping with food poverty -providing a drop in for the lonely and isolated -any other issues you would like to respond to. There will be plenty of time to network and share ideas, as well as expert input from fundraisers and those on the ground with experience of keeping projects running.

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