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Tackling digital poverty
First published on: 18th May 2022
At Trinity Community Centre and church in Fishermead, Milton Keynes, an internet cafe funded by a grant from the Development Fund helps tackle digital poverty.

Growing Hope for families in High Wycombe
First published on: 27th April 2022
New local charity Growing Hope is providing a vital service offering free therapy for children, young people and their families to enable them to flourish.

A family of families
First published on: 13th April 2022
During the pandemic, the Toddler Drop-In ministry team at St John the Baptist kept in touch with local families via weekly doorstep conversations.

Bishop Steven in the Wallingford Deanery
First published on: 6th April 2022
Bishop Steven joined clergy, young people, and leaders of other church denominations for an afternoon of listening, learning and table football.

Churches awarded over £78,000 for community projects
First published on: 5th April 2022
The Development Fund awards ten churches grants to support a range of projects, including a community choir and day trips for low-income families. 

Youth Renew Cafe - It's ok to not be ok
First published on: 1st April 2022
The weekly Renew Wellbeing Cafe at St Andrew’s, High Wycombe, offers a safe space for young people from the nearby secondary school to take a break from the pressures of school and society.

Arts Festival celebrating 200 years of St Mary’s, Banbury
First published on: 28th March 2022
A seven-month arts festival at St Mary’s, Banbury, will showcase the best of local art and creativity.

Jericho Youth Choir
First published on: 15th March 2022
With the support of the Development Fund, St Barnabas, Oxford, establishes a youth choir to boost engagement with young people.

Church and community projects across Thames Valley awarded over £45,000
First published on: 27th January 2022
Nine parishes receive a Development Fund grant to support social action, new congregations and building projects.

Counselling support for the homeless
First published on: 12th November 2021
St Giles Church, Oxford, supports the provision of specialist counselling for the homeless in Oxford through a partnership with The Gatehouse.

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