The Commission are pleased to announce that we have received some funding from the Society of the Holy Child Jesus order for a follow up project to the Workshop about family poverty that we held in Bradford in February 2018.

The idea behind the project is to examine the same issues we tackled in the workshop – some of the underlying causes of family poverty today and what, as Christians, we should be doing about them. The project will develop a series of meetings for parish groups, older school students or Churches Together groups and then provide skilled facilitators to lead the series of meetings in parish and school contexts.

There are aspects of this project where we need some help.

Developing the Programme of Meetings

This is a paid piece of work. we are looking for someone with knowledge of UK poverty and Catholic Social Teaching who has experience of working with small groups. If you are interested, or know someone else who might be interested in doing this work, please email  and we will send you further details about what we need doing.

Helping to run the Project

We are in the process of setting up a small group to manage this project. This project steering group will probably meet about 4 times a year over the two year period of the project. There may be a little work to be done in-between meetings. This groups will help decide the direction of the project and ensure that it has maximum impact. If you are in the Leeds Diocese and have an interest in doing this then please email  

Hosting the programme of Meetings

This is only going to work as a project if there are parishes, schools or Churches Together groups who are prepared to take these meetings on. If you think your parish or group might be willing to take part, then please email to express an interest.