Christians Against Poverty


Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is a national debt counselling charity working through a network of 300 centres across the country in partnership with the local church.

CAP services are FREE to everyone regard-less of faith, background, age and gender and we offer hope, support and a way forward to anyone in financial difficulty through our unique in depth service.

CAP aims to show God’s love in action by providing sustainable poverty relief through debt counselling, advice and practical help. CAP’s unique ‘hands on’ approach empowers people to help themselves out of povery and be released from the fear, oppression and worry generated by overwhelming debts. We are providing sustainable poverty relief as our service teaches clients vital budgeting skills that will last a lifetime.

Our local Debt Centre operates in East Grinstead and across the sur- rounding villages. We visit clients in their homes and offer support con- stantly through their debt journey.

The charity operates through a growing network of UK centres, all opened in partnership with a local church. CAP began in 1996 when John Kirkby, armed with a £10 donation, started to help people in his local community who were trapped in debt. The charity is now a fast-paced, growing organisation whose vision is to answer the national problem of debt in the UK by having at least one Debt Centre operating in every major town and city. If you’d like to know more about the life transforming work of Christians Against Poverty please visit: Please help us to help those who need our services