Cost of living support and resources
Support, resources and funding for churches to provide pastoral help for people affected by the cost of living crisis. Stories of how parishes and volunteers are already helping in practical ways.
“We can reach out pastorally in partnership with others, ecumenically and people of wider good will. Sometimes it is others who might be better placed than us to deliver a wave of support. But I am hearing from the charitable sector, who are at full stretch, that it is not going to be hunger this winter but starvation. And believe me, this is not about saying the poor need to learn to cook. I would love to take you to our Pathways project in Great Yarmouth to meet those who come there. They want day-old bread, not tatties, because they can’t afford the fuel to cook the potatoes. Such is the crunch we are living in.”
The Rt Revd Bishop Graham Usher
What are you entitled to?
Find out and access support you may be entitled to. This page draws information from the government, the wider church and other charities.
Add your warm welcome space to the map
Churches, other faith groups and community organisations working together to equip and support thousands of free, warm and welcoming spaces. Add yours to the map.
Energy cost grant to help PCCs cover the increased cost of heating and lighting
The Church of England is to provide £15 million for dioceses to help churches struggling to pay energy costs.
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Heating your church this winter
Practical suggestions to help parishes save money and energy, along with advice for meeting clergy household energy bills.
Initiative in Holt launched to support local people by local people
In response to the cost of living crisis and unprecedented rise in energy costs St Andrew’s Parish Church Holt has set up a charitable fund to help local people who may be struggling to meet the increase in their home fuel bills.More
Waveney church provides warm hub, company and bacon baps
St Andrew's Church in Lowestoft is a community space providing many different types of pastoral outreachMore
Cost of living support: Community hall offers warm living room and hot meals
The Living Room will create a space for the community in Walsingham village hall, suitable for all ages.More
Community Fridge in Lowestoft
A community fridge located at a church in Lowestoft has now been running for three years and provides food to the local communityMore
Cost of living support: Crossroads Earlham gain funding to provide a warm space
A church in Earlham which partnered with local organisations during the pandemic has now responded to the cost of living crisis.More
Cost of Living Support Baby Basics
Volunteers at a church in Dersingham say they are putting together more emergency moses baskets for new mums due to the cost of living crisisMore