Community Regeneration

Key Initiatives

As well as bespoke support with churches we are involved in coordinating and overseeing a number of initiatives in Birmingham; as well as facilitating the Know Your Church Know Your Neighbourhood process with churches.

We are also partners in Sandwell Churches Link and Standing in the Gaps.

Near Neighbours

Near Neighbours works to create integration and social cohesion by addressing hate and prejudice in local communities and by encouraging different communities to work together to address unmet needs in their community. Click on the link to find out more about Near Neighbours Birmingham and their small grants.

Places of Welcome

Places of Welcome works with local community groups to make sure that everyone in their area has a safe place to go for a friendly face, a cup of tea and a conversation. Visit the website.

Just Finance Network

Just Finance Network addresses issues of financial exclusion and the distress caused by unmanageable personal debt, by developing community-based responses and financial services.

We also use the practical knowledge gained at a local level to influence policy and better inform decision makers in government and more widely.

Visit the website.

Birmingham Churches Winter Night Shelter

Birmingham Churches Winter Night Shelter is a community of churches and organisations that work together to provide overnight accommodation, an evening meal, breakfast and friendship to people sleeping rough in Birmingham during the winter.

Visit the website.

The Body Mind Spirit Partnership

The Body Mind Spirit Partnership is a group of church linked organisations who are committed to working with older people in communities to improve their quality of life and their health and well-being through participation.

Visit the website.

Birmingham Poverty Truth

Birmingham Poverty Truth is based on the idea that to really address poverty in Birmingham the real voices of people who have experience of living at the sharp end of poverty, in all sorts of different ways, need to not only be heard but involved in decisions about poverty. The question at the heart of Birmingham Poverty Truth is – what if people who have directly faced poverty were involved in decisions about poverty?

Visit the website.

Know Your Church, Know Your Neighbourhood

Know Your Church, Know Your Neighbourhood (KYCKYN) is a facilitated process designed to help churches in the Diocese of Birmingham to think about themselves in relation to the wider community they seek to serve, and make prayerful and informed decisions about their mission in their local community.

Sandwell Churches' Link

Supporting churches, organisations & individuals to reduce poverty in Sandwell. Tackling homelessness, food poverty, financial exclusion and loneliness.

Visit the Facebook page.

Standing in the Gaps

Standing in the Gaps supports and encourages collaboration between Christians who stand alongside people in our city region who have fallen into financial and/or emotional support gaps.

Visit the website.