Community Projects

CAP Money Course

CAP Money is a course devised by charity Christians Against Poverty which trains churches to help people learn how to set a household budget and stick to it. It challenges people to live without relying on credit cards, tackle existing financial problems and save for a stable future. It has been found to be useful for all ages from newly retired people, to soon-to-be students, families saving for a forthcoming wedding and people with loans and debts who want to get straight.

The course is designed to be accessible to everybody and a lot of fun! After the course one of our delegates wrote:
“Before the course I didn’t know where I was financially. I wanted to know where all my money was going. After the course I feel very confident and organised. Using cash has enabled me to keep track of my spending…..I found it a very simple, easy to follow course, which can give you confidence in dealing with your finances and enhance your lifestyle giving you peace of mind.”

Each of the three sessions follows a similar structure: an introduction followed by watching the DVD provided by CAP. Then a break for refreshments. The DVD usually sparks off discussion, which culminates in a couple of exercises to help clarify some of the ideas put forward in the DVD. We always finished with prayer (having asked the attendees if they minded this) because we wanted to ask God to help all of us to learn from the session.

The CAP Money team from Birstall has been awarded some money by Charnwood Grants in order to expand the provision of this course to other areas and are looking forward to sharing it with the people of Mountsorrel.

The next course will be run in June:
Wednesday June 3, 10 and 17 from 19:30 to 21:30 in the Bower Room, Christ Church.

To find out more about the CAP Money Course visit or watch this introductory video

and to book your place on the course tel. 0116 2120236 or 0783 229 9671 or email Gill on

Gill Chester Lead CAP Money Coach Parish of Birstall and Wanlip

Soar Valley Community Food Project

The Soar Valley Community Food Project is for people who, for whatever reason, cannot afford to put food on the table.

To access the Food Project, a person can be referred by a local agency, such as a doctor, school teacher, health worker or social worker.