Lowest Income Communities Funding

Lowest Income Communities Funding (LICF) is a source of money funded by the central Church Commissioners of the Church of England. It is designed to support dioceses in developing mission and growth in lower-income communities. It is designed to give dioceses extra capacity to serve less financially well-off communities.

In its use in the Diocese of Truro we have three main objectives:

  • Ministry to those in our communities most in need supported by use of (LICF) resources.
  • This ministry will bring genuine transformation to the lives of those we touch and in partnership with others, will seek to eradicate poverty.
  • Social action is leading to fruitful and sustainable church communities.

LICF is split proportionately across our 12 deaneries respective of the level of deprivation in their parishes. Each deanery went through a vision and planning process to decide how to spend their allocated funding. Planning teams assessed the resources available, discerned the vision of the deanery and how God is moving in their context. They then made a plans for their deaneries with specific sections concerning the spending of LICF and how it will be used to serve those in need in their communities.

Deanery plans showed a clear commitment to service in, with and for people and communities experiencing poverty and deprivation especially with the work supported by LICF. Each of these plans contributed towards an overall Diocesan Plan for Change & Renewal. This document shows the mission and ministry that is taking place across the diocese supported by LICF. The capacity of all of these roles to serve those in need is shown in the array of issues identified in the communities being served.

A yearly report of LICF across the diocese is created by the Social Responsibility Officer and shown below.

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