CUF Research and Policy

Research and Policy

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Church Urban Fund's Research and Policy Team works to build evidence and analysis on key social issues and responses to them. Engaging with themes including social integration, homelessness, civil society, and financial inclusion, this includes:

Research: building an evidence base about church-related social engagement across England

Resources: strengthening local social action by sharing learning, providing data, and supporting theological reflection on practice

Impact: making sure that the impact and extent of our projects and programme is robustly and appropriately evaluated

Policy: influencing public debate and social policy on issues affecting the people and communities in which we work.

Callington Cluster

Callington Cluster is a group of five churches across four rural parishes in South East Cornwall, which work together as a team ministry. The cluster spans a whole swathe of the Cornish countryside, taking in rural towns, large villages and tiny hamlets...

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Callington Cluster

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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The GRA:CE Project Launch