About the CWA

The Church Welfare Association is a Church of England charity funding projects working with disadvantaged, vulnerable women and children.

Founded in the 19th Century to assist women involved in prostitution, or to help women and children in danger of such involvement, these aims have not diminished, but have widened to support residential and day care projects, holiday clubs, parenting courses for teenagers, etc, most of which function in deprived areas. Poverty disproportionately affects women and children, and most projects in this field of work function on very tight budgets. Grants are usually limited to 3,000, not large but this can make a real difference when targeted to a particular purpose.

Applications are welcomed from suitable projects, under the auspices of the Church of England. The CWA does not deal with applications on behalf of individuals.

Donations are warmly received, as we spend all available funds to 'help the helpers'. There are no paid staff, nor a central office, therefore administrative costs are very low.