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“In a message I sent to Warm Welcome Spaces at the start of this winter, I encouraged them to think of themselves as a Chain of Hope stretching across the country, bringing light and human warmth into what would otherwise be a truly dark season for so many”

Gordon Brown

(Former Prime Minister)

The church has been tackling poverty for centuries. From providing food essentials through to campaigning for better wages, the church has done it all. Everyone is welcome in the church and it is these values of belonging and generosity which give us unique hope and motivation to keep fighting poverty. 

But the fight isn’t over. Over 14.4 million people live in poverty in the UK, with many struggling to eat and heat their homes. ChurchWorks is committed to equipping and releasing the church to tackle poverty and love our communities.

How is ChurchWorks tackling poverty?

We are committed to a relational approach to tackling poverty which harnesses the joint power of the church. Our anti-poverty work looks like:

Catalysing Collaboration

through our Warm Welcome Campaign and our ChurchWorks Community


the amazing work the church is already doing to inspire and equip others to get involved, both inside and outside the church through online and in-person events and campaigns


with partners including UK universities to help the church and the government understand more about the impact the church is having already, and how it could fight poverty even more effectively in the future


to articulate the role of the church in tackling poverty in the UK and working with the government to remove barriers to collaboration

Anti-Poverty Projects

Our Anti-Poverty work is expanding, find out more about what we're up to currently below:

Warm Welcome

Enabling a more deeply connected society where we all have free access to welcoming community spaces.