The 2013 Bishop's Lent Appeal - what did it achieve?
Published: 6th March 2014
What is the Lent Appeal?
The Bishop's Lent Appeal is an annual invitation to people and parishes around the diocese to give generously to worthwhile projects within the diocese and around the world. The projects are chosen each year by the Bishop of Lichfield. As we think about the the 2014 appeal, here's a glimpse into what it achieved locally.
What good did the 2013 appeal do in the Lichfield Diocese?
The proceeds were split between projects locally and abroad.
In 2013, the local funds were used to support projects in some of the poorest neighbourhoods in the diocese through the Practising Generosity project.
Local residents are usually best placed to know what the greatest needs are within their communities, and so the distribution of funds was decided by those involved, in an innovative process called 'participatory budgeting'. Here's a video of the Practising Generosity day, which was so moving to many who were there.
Projects involved included:
Free holiday meals:Glascote Heath, Tamworth
Affordable Meals: Tividale
Building Redevelopment: Wednesfield
Marching Band- Heath Town, Wolverhampton
Night Church Chill-Out, Hanley, Stoke
IT Equipment Project - Tividale
Hi's & Lows - Walsall
Food Bank Training - Stoke
Starfish Drop-in - Tamworth
Crafty Tuesdays - Walsall
Project Embrace- Stoke
Able well Advice Services - Walsall
Craft & Char - Bloxwich, Walsall
Youth Project - Stoke on Trent
Manor House Food Bank - Tamworth
Holiday Club - Walsall
Benefits & Budget Advice - Wednesbury
Home Start - Tamworth
Jobs Club - Bilston
Money Advice Service - Oswestry
The Big Feed - Walsall
Page last updated: Thursday 6th March 2014 3:03 PM