Church Urban Fund and Anglican dioceses have joined together through a growing network of Joint Ventures to provide long-term sustainable support for Christians working in often difficult circumstances.
The aim is to improve access to resources, make local work more effective, and create a framework for others to respond to the problem of poverty by offering time and money, action and prayer.
The complex problem of poverty demands a creative and comprehensive response. Our experience of supporting local people in tackling poverty has shown us that many of them work under considerable pressure with insufficient resources, support, co-ordination with others doing similar work, and the lacking an ability to share learning and insights.
Joint Ventures are a new and flexible way of meeting these needs.
- No two Joint Ventures are the same - each reflects its local needs and priorities.
- Each Joint Venture has charitable status and is a subsidiary of Church Urban Fund.
- Joint Ventures nurture local networks of people and organisations involved in tackling poverty, enable sharing of information (about funding, training, opportunities and ways of working), and create a co-ordinated and robust response to specific local issues.