Why Grassroots exists
Grassroots is a UK registered charity and exists to:
relieve poverty wherever we can and
tell people about Jesus through word and deed.
What work does Grassroots do?
Internationally, Grassroots runs sponsorship programmes in India, Kenya (in Theta and Ruiru), Romania and Tanzania. People pay between £3.50 and £20 a month to sponsor a child, which provides (depending on the project) food, education, medical care, and accommodation.
In addition to this, Grassroots supports a drop-in centre in Tenerife called The Living Room (external site). Run by local Christians, The Living Room provides a safe place to talk, relax and provides a lifeline to those suffering from addiction to drugs and alcohol. The team run the centre during the day and spend their nights visiting club workers.
In the UK, Grassroots supports the prayer spaces in schools initiative that visits Primary and Secondary schools to encourage children and young people to think about what they believe about prayer.
Grassroots also provides a legal and logistical framework to several other charitable projects working internationally and throughout the UK. Hope and song for Freedom works with women prisoners in Peru. Previously Grassroots supported a number of projects in a similar way that are now independant charities: FISCH (external site) is a quality programme serving street children in Iringa Tanzania; LUNCH (external site) sets up feeding schemes for children in the UK who go hungry during the school holidays when free school meals finish; and we have links with projects in Sudan, the Arab world, Malawi and Burma.
Our Policies and Documents
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