National Estate Churches Network

Warm Welcome Space Campaign

We’ve found a few resources this month relating to energy cost for churches and communities:

CUF are running a webinar on 11th Oct at 2pm: Heating Your Church Sustainably This Winter with Matt Fulford – Webinar. Matt will be talking about ways you can reduce your church’s energy usage, simple ideas to help with immediate costs, as well as sources of help for larger and longer-term projects.

If your church heating system needs upgrading then check out Benefact Trust who have confirmed that church heating improvements are included under their General Grants programme. 

If you have been thinking about how you can use your church building as a warm space for people who might need it this winter then take a look at the Warm Welcome Campaign for information and resources. We know energy costs for churches are soaring too but if you are fortunate enough to be on a fixed rate energy deal this year we would especially encourage you to be considering this.

Warm Welcome Space

The Warm Welcome Campaign was started by the ChurchWorks Commission, working with a number of other key partners. The campaign exists to support and champion the community response to the cost-of-living crisis, equipping churches and other community organisations to open their doors and create free, safe, warm and welcoming spaces. 

You don’t have to have your warm space up and running yet or have worked out all the details but by signing up to support the campaign you can get resources, information and advice to help your church provide a warm space for those in need.