News and events Stories Introducing ‘The Church Comms Improvement Project’ Churches Publicity Outreach (CPO) invites applications from churches for funding in the area of communication. CPO has offered the following outline of the available grants... Do you ever walk past a church noticeboard that makes you want to weep? Have you looked for a local church online and found either no website at all or one that’s impossible to navigate? Have you had a poorly designed and outdated church flier through your door that makes you wish something so important had been presented more appealingly? The Church has a world-changing message of hope to communicate – and sometimes the way it communicates just isn’t up to scratch. Laura Treneer, Chief Executive at CPO, says, “Our vision is to see every church in the UK equipped with great communications tools to reach out to their communities. We understand the limitations of budget and time and we are delighted that this funded project will offer support to those who need it.” Anyone can nominate a church for communication support at www.churchcomms.uk All that is needed is the name of the church, its address, and a photograph or web address to demonstrate why it needs help. Awards will be to the value of between £50 and £1000, in the form of fully funded resources and support, depending on the need, such as a new or redesigned website, a brand identity, a set of invitations or posters, or even a new noticeboard. The deadline for nominations is 5pm on Monday, 1st July 2019. About CPO CPO is a registered charity, and has received seed money for the fund. Donations to enable the project to continue can be made at give.net/churchcommsimprovement so that there is a sustainable fund for churches that most need help in design and communications. CPO has been working to support the UK Church in its communication for more than 60 years. CPO believes good evangelism needs good communications. CPO offers design, outreach resources, campaign support, websites, copy and more to equip the Church to reach out to the world with the gospel message of hope. For more details see the CPO website.