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GRA:CE Project Update

Progress so far:

Over the past 18 months, we have conducted qualitative fieldwork in over 65 case study parishes. This has included interviewing over 300 individuals, including clergy, congregation members, volunteers and stakeholders from the wider community, as well as observing social action projects.

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All Fun and Games? Holiday Hunger in the UK

Miriam Brittenden explores the issue of Holiday Hunger, by looking at how Joint Ventures in CUF's Together Network are responding to need in communities, and asking what steps the UK Government is taking to tackle it.

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Universal Credit: How can the Church Respond?

Universal Credit roll-out is going to happen slowly over the next five years and will include people who’ve been settled on their current income stream for years, for whom the change will mean a whole lot of upheaval and a great deal of anxiety.

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JFF Respond to FCA’s consultation on Rent-to-Own Goods

JFF recently submitted a joint response to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) with the Church of England’s Mission and Public Affairs Council, relating to its proposals to introduce price controls on the Rent-to-own (RTO) market which is made up of providers like Bright House, Perfect Home and others who lease goods to consumers who pay weekly or monthly payments. The full response can be found here.

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The GRA:CE Project Launch

The launch of The GRA:CE Project brought together over 100 church and charity leaders at Lambeth Palace to hear emerging findings from our research about how social action, church growth and discipleship relate to one another.

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Strengthening Civil Society

On the 9th August the Government published its Civil Society Strategy, recognising its role and value in creating 'thriving communities' and tackling some of the UK's greatest challenges, and setting out how they intend to work with and support civil society.

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