Hope for the Community – Pontypool Town Centre

Welcome to our weekly Fareshare 

At Sharon Church Every Friday 10-11.30am

Hope will launch on 3rd September 2021. Watch out for our dedicated Welsh language page coming soon!

 

Join us to make a real change in YOUR community

Sharon Full Gospel Church is coming together with other community groups in Pontypool to support a community-led response to the needs faced by residents in our town.

In a recent Torfaen council survey, residents highlighted their priorities as (1) anti-social behaviour, (2) food poverty, (3) young families at risk, (4) social exclusion and loneliness, and (5) litter and the environment. 

Hope for the Community is a new initiative funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. It works alongside, but separately from, the church’s faith work, in partnership with others including Torfaen County Borough Council and Fareshare Cymru.  Our volunteers represent every part of our community, from all faiths and none.

Together we can make our town a safer, cleaner and more equal place to live. 

percent of residents are sometimes lonely

percent of residents feel safe going out at night

percent of residents concerned about litter

How You Can Get Involved

FOOD POVERTY

Could you help at our Fareshare hub? Unlike a foodbank, anyone can come  (no voucher required) and take a full bag of groceries (worth about £15) for just £2.

Volunteer

Picking up litter, helping at a mother & toddler group, making crafts with the elderly, or supporting Neighbourhood Watch. 

Donate

Every penny donated on this page (see link below) supports our community work – “Hope for the Community” which has a separate budget from the church itself. 

PartnerS

We are looking for other local voluntary groups and businesses who share our community vision to make the church building a resource for the whole community to use. We are also looking for long-term sponsorship relationships. 

Our Mission

Hope for the Community is a new initiative based at Sharon Church – a Pontypool town centre church. It was initially launched by the church members but is evolving into a community-led group growing grassroots responses to local needs. This project exists as supplementary to, but separate from, the faith-work of the church.

Meet our Community Worker

Will we put your photo here? We are now advertising the post of Community Worker for the Hope for the Community Project. 16 hours per week for an initial one year contract. Some previous experience of community work is essential – an ability to speak Welsh is an advantage. You don’t need to be religious to apply for this role, all we ask is that you respect our church ethos. Apply on Indeed.co.uk or send in a CV to mathew@sharonchurch.co.uk

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