Church Action on Poverty

Amount Given:

£199,264 over three years (made in 2014)


Injustice - systemic change around injustice and inequality


Pantry number 5

Laurence Scott,

Grants Manager, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation


We supported Church Action on Poverty for a number of reasons: It has a strong track record for achieving positive social change and the issue that the work addresses forms a close fit with our interest in social injustice. The work was highly collaborative, drawing together a powerful coalition of partners, each of which brought something different and valuable to the programme. The campaign was well planned and tightly focused, concentrating resources on a limited number of achievable goals. Project partners were also prepared to make a substantial financial contribution to the project themselves, which indicated a high degree of commitment to the work.       

Stockport Homes,

For Stockport Homes, working with Church Action on Poverty (CAP) has meant we can now roll out our successful ‘Your Local Pantry’ model to other low-income communities across Greater Manchester and nationally through the Pantry Social Franchise that CAP have developed with us.

CAP are providing us, and suppliers of fair credit for ‘Everyday Essentials’ (such as Fair for You) with an effective and targeted marketing strategy which gets our offer straight to the people who need and appreciate it most, and have opened up the opportunity of putting the two initiatives together to offer a joined-up community-led solution to the poverty premium in food, furniture, white goods and other everyday essentials.



Member of Brinnington Local Pantry, Stockport.


The pantry is a lifeline for me; I don't have much money. If I didn't have this I would not have food on some days, there's many a time I would have gone without.