We all know there is a UK cost of living crisis and many are struggling with energy and food bills. The role of a church is to help the poor and needy we come into contact with.
The energy crisis will mean that your neighbours need us more - can your church open their doors this winter for any who might be cold and in need of some hot soup and warmth? Contact your local council to apply for the ‘Warm Spaces’ scheme.
COG’s winter project is Tokens of Love. We are promoting the use of £10 store vouchers to distribute to local community groups and charities. You could purchase your own vouchers or request a pack of vouchers from COG.
It’s getting colder and people need your knitting! Hats, scarves, gloves, cot blankets, clothes and teddies. Or cheer your neighbours up and be a crochet ‘yarn bomber!’
We are excited to launch our labels to attach to your knitting before donating (see left). There’s also space on the back to write a personal message.
The knitting can be donated to baby banks, hospices, hospitals, homeless charities and many more.
Oh and we know wool can be expensive, so please contact us for a grant if you need financial support.
apply for a grant!
We know there are so many brilliant outreach ideas out there, and we want to support you!
To help get yours off the ground, we encourage you to apply for a COG grant - find out more here