Christian Innovation Grants 2017 – July Winners

Name & Project Description
St Peter’s Church, Filton, Bristol

The Listening Ear Project


The Listening Ear project will provide trained volunteers who will offer members of the community a supportive listening relationship to help them in various areas of their life – e.g. bereavement, illness, addiction, loneliness, poverty, unemployment, homelessness, etc.  It gives practical support for those who need someone to talk to.
West Kirk Presbyterian Church, Belfast, N. Ireland

Crackerz Code Club Project


Crackerz Code Club aims to provide a focused and engaging way to support kids from the Shankill Road area who are not engaging well at school and who typically experience low educational attainment, social deprivation and aspirational poverty.  It is an after-school computer coding club that aims to raise the aspirations and technical skills in a positive and supportive context.


Barnabas Community Church, Shrewsbury

360 Platform for Life project


The 360 Platform for Life project provides a holistic service to help those furthest from the job market by offering one-to-one mentoring. It helps clients to develop resilience and make positive choices for their future. It helps them to help them see a future in work as an achievable thing to aspire to, and enables the church to support those in need, when they need it most.
Linden Church, Swansea

Wonderfully Made Project


The Wonderfully Made project will create two short films with 16-30 year olds with experience of mental health difficulties to be used as an educational resource for secondary schools and youth groups. It will be shared as an online resource for young people, encouraging them to speak up about mental health.
Abbey Road Baptist Church, Barrow-in-Furness

Parish Nurse Project

The project will support the church to have a Parish Nurse to provide spiritual and practical assistance to parents with pre-school children and expectant mothers. The Parish Nurse will also provide a much needed link between those who are most vulnerable in the Parish and the stretched NHS services.
St Giles’ Church, Oxford

Respite Café Project

The Respite Café in St Giles’ Church will be staffed mainly by the homeless and ex-homeless. It will provide them with training and work opportunities whilst raising awareness amongst customers visiting the café of the issues that homeless people face through personal interaction and conversation.