Church Action on Poverty is a national ecumenical Christian social justice charity, committed to tackling poverty in the UK. We work in partnership with churches, and with people in poverty themselves, to tackle the root causes of poverty.

We put gospel values of justice and compassion into practice. 

We know that the real experts on poverty are the people who live with it. Our work is driven by their insights and experiences. We help them to make their voices heard.

We speak truth to power, campaigning nationally and locally for policies that will loosen the grip of poverty on people’s lives.

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Our vision

We have a vision of a society that reflects gospel values of justice and compassion.
A society where everyone can live life in all its fullness.

Our values

Freedom… compassion… justice… speaking truth to power… trust… commitment…
Church Action on Poverty works to put gospel values into practice.

Our impact

We work alongside people in poverty, churches, and others to tackle the root causes of poverty.
You can read about the changes we make together in our annual reviews.

Local groups

Local groups

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Council of Management

Council of Management

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Our impact in numbers

took part in Church Action on Poverty Sunday 2019
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are helped to tell their stories of poverty and call for change every year
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an hour
- the Real Living Wage, supported by all the UK's churches thanks to our campaigning
working to tackle the root causes of UK poverty, since we were founded in 1982