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

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