Posted: July 2016
A recent report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation indicated that around 13 million people in the UK currently live in poverty, the majority of whom are in working families. So the Methodist Church is changing its national grant programme supporting projects that work with people experiencing poverty.
Helen Woodall, Chair of the Connexional Grants Committee, said that as well as the unemployed, "If we are to respond effectively to poverty today, we must be more ready to offer a hand to those whose work is insecure, low paid or only a few hours."
'Methodist Action on Poverty and Justice' grants are available for application for any projects aimed at alleviating poverty in the UK. While all organisations are welcome to apply, a Methodist partner must be involved in the process. For more information and how to apply email Helen Kirk: email@example.com.
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