Christians in Practice: Connecting Discipleship and Community Engagement

This report is the product of a research project exploring how Christians connect their discipleship to their engagement in communities and neighbourhoods. It was produced in partnership with the Saltley Trust and is based on research from the Dioceses of Birmingham and Lichfield. Read the report to learn about the findings.

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Ingredients for Action: Understanding and responding to food poverty

Food poverty is affecting an increasing proportion of the UK population. Food is important to our physical survival, to our sense of dignity and identity, and as a part of family and community relationships and participation. Read this report to understand more about food poverty in the UK and our approach to it.

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From Method to Mindset: Modest Experiments in Asset-Based Approaches 

This report explores the opportunities and challenges that come with trying to use an asset-based approach for the first time.  

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CUF Impact Report 2016

During 2016 CUF’s work grew in scope and scale, tackling a wide range of social, economic and community issues in collaboration with local and national partners.

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Let's Get Together: How Activity Groups Help to Build Resilience and Well-Being

This report investigates the impact of community and activity groups on the health and well-being of those who attend them.

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Civil Society Futures: Consultation Response

The Independent Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society was launched in April 2017 with the aim of investigating how to maximise the positive effects of civic action and how to release its potential to drive positive change. This paper presents Church Urban Fund’s written response to the enquiry.