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

Church of England cost of living support

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.

Warm Welcome UK

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.

Church of England announces energy cost grant

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.

Parish Buying

Have you thought about pew heaters or heated cushions for your church?

The Parish Buying website offers products and guidance sheets to cover the questions parishes need answering before approaching suppliers.

 

Resources and advice on heating your church

Heating your church this winter

Practical suggestions to help parishes save money and energy, along with advice for meeting clergy household energy bills.