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Down to Earth - support before a funeral has taken place
From an article by Quaker Social Action
The Quakers have launched an advisory service to try to ease the stress caused by rising funeral costs. They can support people to plan a meaningful funeral that is more affordable.
Funding stable housing for the homeless - Paul's story
"God, if I didn't have this place, I dread to think where I would be, maybe back on the street. Maybe back drinking, I wouldn't know what I would be. Lost."
Bringing healthcare to the people - the last mile
From articles by Living Goods
Living Goods-supported community health workers in East Africa reduced under-5 mortality by 27% and stunting by 7%, all for less than $2 per person annually.
Case studies of local regeneration through crowdfunding
From an article by Nesta
Examples of crowdfunding models used to fund projects which are owned and run by the communities they serve, enabling community-led regeneration and boosting local resilience.
Reducing the cost of the school day for disadvantaged families
From an article from PB Scotland
A project aimed at reducing the disadvantage poorer families experience in meeting the cost of the school day has seen high levels of participation from children, their families, parent council members and school staff.
Why not hold the occasional micro-granting event to help highlight and fund local projects in your community? A collaboration, a meal together, a platform for connection, a safe space, community helping fund its own people and a forum.
U-Turn - a sustainable way to address the needs of the homeless
A pathway out of homelessness which engages the community, links with specialist support services, develops life skills and gets people into employment whilst generating income from social enterprise.
Participatory Budgeting - 2
Four Church of Scotland congregations had £5,000 each to distribute and a total of 28 community projects were funded.
Participatory Budgeting - 1
From an article by Jake Carlson, Participatory Bud
Expanding the imagination about democracy could help to focus resources on the projects that are most meaningful to local communities.
From resources provided by The Diocese of London
The Diocese of London has produced a set of guides for churches to use to engage their congregations and communities or apply to trusts and foundations for support.
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