CRIBS is supported by many individuals in Bexley and beyond. Our database is approaching 900 people. We value enormously the goodwill and practical support of so many incredible people. We regularly remind ourselves that we couldn’t operate without the many loyal supporters who stand with us. As well as individuals, CRIBS receives a good deal of its income from local churches of all denominations. There are 25 churches across the borough who faithfully send money monthly, quarterly or annually.
We send out mailings to all our supporters three times a year. These provide up-to-date information, news and stories from all our different projects. Our CEO regularly speaks at local churches, youth groups and other public events, so you can catch him in person and hear what's happening first hand. Keep an eye on our events page for more information.
Every year we hold a celebration event giving thanks to God for the past year and giving a chance to hear about and pray for what's planned for the future.
CRIBS has over thirty Ambassadors in Bexley Borough churches. Ambassadors take a vital role in promoting the work of CRIBS in their church which includes handing out quarterly newsletters and advertising and promoting CRIBS news and events.
To find out more about becoming an Ambassador please contact the CRiBS Office.
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We were very pleased to once again be beneficiaries of support from the Fellowship of St John's Trust Association - The Holy Childhood fund. The trust has supported CRiBS over a number of years for which we are extremely grateful. The trust have historically supported the delivery of Christian RE via our REfresh programme of lessons and now have granted us £10,000, in May this year, to deliver our new and updated REconnect programme which provides Christian RE lessons and workshops to support the newly introduced Bexley syllabus for 2021.
Further funding of £4,500 also very gratefully received in March from the Bexley Volunteer Services Council Covid Giving scheme (funded by The National Lottery Community Fund) to support the production and delivery of our new ‘Moving Up’ programme.This supports year six pupils making the move up to secondary school and replaces our three year old ‘Taking Off’ programme. We hope to provide Moving Up in up to 16 schools.
We are also very pleased to receive news funding of £5,280 from the MSE Charity ‘Raising the Next Generation’ fund which will allow us to provide the Christian Against Poverty (CAP) CAP Kids and CAP Youth money courses in primary and secondary schools to provide sound budgeting strategies for young people. Our aim is to deliver 40 workshops across 20 schools. Four of our staff have now completed the training. Delivery of the courses started in September 2021.