from Andrew Blakey
Cinnamon Faith Action Audit
Many faith communities are undertaking really good work often are modest when it comes to their own achievements and sometimes struggle to find ways of working together with other groups. The Cinnamon Faith Action Audit project is all about highlighting the community-focused, social action work that faith groups do.
Thurrock Faith Matters and Transformation Thurrock are partnering in promoting this Audit.
We are hoping to map all the social action provision undertaken by faith groups in Thurrock.
This will be done using an online survey which will be promoted and supported by members of Thurrock Faith Matters. Faith-based projects which are eligible for inclusion in the survey include formal and less formal projects in the community and will especially focus on outward community-facing work. The projects included in the surveys may be led by paid staff or volunteers, and maybe large or small-scale.
With the information from the Audit, we will be able to see exactly what faith groups offer the community. Thurrock Faith Matters will have the facts at their fingertips to prove how extensive their collective work is to Local Authorities, the police and other agencies. They will also be able to spot trends in provision and connect with other groups providing similar or complementary projects.
Thurrock has been successful in becoming one of only fifty local authority area that will be able to undertake this audit.
The Audit is scheduled for January and February of 2015.
More information to follow.