Thirty years of CUF For over a quarter of a century Church Urban Fund, has been at the heart of Christian social action in England, helping hundreds of people and communities across England to flourish and to enjoy life in its fullness. Established by the Church of England in 1987 as a response to pressing needs in local communities, CUF has quickly became a key player in enabling local churches to help people struggling with poverty and to speak out against injustice. ‘I would like to congratulate Church Urban Fund on reaching this milestone. For 30 years CUF has been at the forefront of Christian social action in communities large and small, urban and rural, through the length and breadth of this country, amplifying the good work that churches are doing in their communities. Their work is the Gospel in action; it sees lives changed.’ Archbishop of York - Dr John Sentamu. A Video History Watch our history in video form, tracking the most important moments of this 30 year journey.