• ACTS TRUST

    ABOUT US

OUR VISION


Acts Trust was founded by Alive Church Lincoln in 2006 and has a vision to see Empowered People Living in Thriving Communities.

Working with local people who are passionate about making a difference (many from the local church community) we have enabled and nurtured many great projects and initiatives that work towards this vision.

These projects are not designed to do things to or for people, but rather with people. This is what empowerment is about; not fixing people’s problems for them but creating opportunities for them to overcome challenges themselves and make a difference to their own lifes and those of the people around them.

We would love to see every neighbourhood within the city of Lincoln thriving as people are empowered and better connected to those around them.

OUR MISSION


At Acts we have a specific focus on Poverty. Poverty is brokenness, it is a state of lacking; tangibly and intangibly. For people to overcome all forms of poverty is to be able to live life as we are fully intended to live it.

That’s why to help make our vision a reality, we know that our specific mission is to Empower People to End Poverty.

Poverty exists when one of the relationships we were created to enjoy becomes broken.

  • These are our relationships with:
  • ─ The Earth
    how we connect with the world around us and the resources it provides
  • ─ Ourselves
    how we view, relate to and look after ourselves
  • ─ Others
    how we relate with other people around us
  • ─ God

    how we connect with our creator, or for those without faith, how we connect with that sense of purpose; why am I here?

To end poverty is to help people to restore these relationships. More often than not, these relationships are intrinsically linked, so to be effective in our mission we need to support people holistically, which often means not just focusing on the obvious issues, but digging down and helping people to understand root causes and wider issues around poverty.

OUR VALUES


Our values form the boundary line to all that we do. We never step out of bounds!

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    Honour

    We respect and champion those we work with.

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    Empowerment

    We equip and enable people.

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    Determination

    We believe greater things can be achieved than might seem possible.

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    Generosity

    We go the extra mile with people.

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    Excellence

    We aim for the best in everything without compromising the rest of anything.

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    Relationship
    We love to create community and actively seek out opportunities to collaborate with others.

Joy Blundell

Founder & Chair

Simon Hoare

Chief Executive Officer

OUR WORK

Find out more about our projects.

LINCOLN FOODBANK

Provision of food aid and the development of Lincoln’s Waste Food Supermarket

ENERGIZE

Youth Work services into schools and local communities

RESTORE

Empowering those 18+ with skills, opportunities and friendship

NIGHT LIGHT CAFES

Providing a safe space at night for those experiencing a mental health crisis

JOIN US

Join our mission to Empower People to End Poverty!

EMPOWERING PEOPLE TO END POVERTY


Registered Charity No. 1119911 ⠀| ⠀© Acts Trust 2020

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