Social Justice

We are committed to playing our part in serving those who are most in need in Nottingham, through our own initiatives and supporting other projects in the city.

We believe that the church is to be good news for those in poverty. We want to reflect God’s justice and mercy by providing relief for immediate needs, seeing lives restored and challenging issues of social injustice in our city. We seek to do this through developing our own ministries to serve Nottingham and supporting other projects across the city.

For more information about how you can play your part contact us

Food Bank at Grace Church

Food Bank

Many people can find themselves in the distressing situation of not being able to afford to feed themselves and their families for the week. We run a food bank to provide emergency food parcels for people in this position, as well as a listening ear and advice about services that can help people move forward. People are referred to us from agencies across the city and it is a practical way of demonstrating the love of Jesus to those who find themselves in need.

How to get involved:

  • Give donations of non-perishable foods e.g. pasta, rice, sauces, tea, coffee, tinned soup, baked beans, tinned meat, tinned vegetables, tinned fruit, breakfast cereals, UHT milk. Drop them off at our Sunday meetings or midweek at the office between 10am-5pm.
  • Give financially See our Giving page for details on how to give. Remember to label your gift “Foodbank”
  • Join the Food Bank team on Monday or Wednesday afternoons, packing food parcels and greeting those who arrive.
  • For more information about how you can get involved or how to refer someone or receive a parcel contact the social justice team.

    Baby Basics at Grace Church

    Baby Basics

    We’re familiar with Foodbanks and what they do, but what happens when families with young babies find themselves needing a food parcel? It would stand to reason that, if they can’t afford to buy food, they would also not be able to afford the basics needed for caring for a baby: nappies, wipes, milk, and so on.

    The Baby Basics bank has been set up to provide emergency packages of essential supplies for children under two in those families in Nottingham who find themselves in the most need.

    How to get involved:

  • Give donations of Nappies (small packs, sizes 1-6), Baby wipes, Nappy sacks, Small bottles, Cotton wool balls/pads, Maternity pads, Breast pads, Breast milk storage bags, Small tins of stage 1 formula milk powder, Sterilising tablets, Toiletries for mum. In addition to these key items we would also welcome donations of sippy cups, bowls and spoons, toothbrushes and thermometers, premature baby nappies and clothes, vests and babygrows, muslin squares and blankets, warm clothes, hats, scratch mits and other new or good quality second hand items for babies. Drop them off at our Sunday meetings or midweek at the office between 10am-5pm.
  • Give financially: See our Giving page for details on how to give. Remember to label your gift “Baby Basics”.
  • Volunteer as part of the baby basics team during social hub hours on Monday or Wednesday afternoons.
  • For more information about Baby Basics, or if you would like to get involved, contact the baby basics team.

    City Projects

    For more information or to get involved in one of these projects click the social justice information request button at the bottom of the page.

    Nottingham Citizens

    Nottingham Citizens

    We are seeking to reform society in Nottingham by our Church Members working with Nottingham Citizens: this is a powerful alliance of churches, mosques and synagogues; schools, colleges and universities; unions, think-tanks and housing associations, GP surgeries and charities who work together for the common good. We develop the capacity of our Members to build power locally so they can hold politicians and other decision makers to account. We work on a range of issues, from small local campaigns to large national campaigns.

    Jericho Road Project

    The Jericho Road Project is a joint church initiative supporting those involved in the sex industry in Nottingham, showing love and helping them to exit prostitution. Teams of volunteers provide hot drinks, food and a listening ear to those working in the red light district, as well as engaging with those working off street, visiting prisons and befriending.

    Rally project

    Rally is a project working with the homeless and vulnerably housed in the city of Nottingham. The project meets people’s practical needs by offering a hot nutritious evening meal and company in a safe and warm environment. It acts as a gateway project, helping clients to access other services that can address the root cause of their homelessness.

    Street Pastors

    Street Pastors

    Street Pastors is an inter-denominational Church response to urban problems, engaging with people on the streets to care, listen and dialogue. Teams go out into the city centre and other areas across the city in an evening, meeting those in Nottingham’s night-time economy, who are in need of practical help or a listening ear.

    Nottingham Nightstop

    Nottingham Nightstop

    Nottingham Nightstop provides safe emergency overnight accommodation in the homes of volunteer host, to young people aged 16-25 who are at the point of becoming homeless. This is done on a night at a time basis working alongside agencies to find appropriate move on accommodation. Volunteers can apply to drive, host or mentor young people as well as helping out in the office.

    Fruitful Oaks

    Fruitful Oaks

    At Grace Church we encourage members to take their own initiative and reach out to groups of people that they feel called to. One example is Fruitful Oaks, a gardening service set up to provide a first step into work for people who are long-term unemployed and want to change their lives. If your garden needs a transformation then why not consider using this hardworking and trustworthy gardening team.

    More Information

    If you would like more information about how to get involved with these projects, please contact us below.