Their main ministry is to send financial support to projects which help Christians where they suffer discrimination, oppression and persecution fas a consequence of their faith.The projects aim to strengthen Christian individuals, churches and their communities by providing material and spiritual support in response to needs identified by local Christian leaders.Its client base now totals around 1500 people aged 18 to 80.These people need help for many reasons some have alcohol and drug problems, others have suffered family breakdowns and have nowhere to turn, some are elderly or have mental health issues and are unable to cope, some sleep on the streets and most have been homeless at some time in their lives.Based in Leicester, Action Deafness provides services across the UK including Community Support Services, Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Services, Advocacy, Interpreting Services and much more.From its 1974 roots as the Northampton Soup Kitchen this Christian charity works directly with the homeless and underprivileged community in Northampton and the surrounding area, its principal aim being to help people progress and hopefully re-integrate into mainstream society.The Northamptonshire Historic Churches Trust was founded in 1955 with the object of raising funds to make grants to churches in Northamptonshire of all denominations for their ''preservation, repair and maintenance, improvement, upkeep, beautification and reconstruction".
St Matthews takes part every year in the Ride Stride event, both by being open to visiting Riders Striders and also by organizing a band of walkers (and the odd cyclist) to raise funds.
Nicolae Ceauşescus brutal regime had left the country impoverished and reeling from the effects of the totalitarian police state.
The Christian organization Link Romania was established to help the poorest and most marginalized of Romanias people, rebuilding lives and communities.
Funds raised are divided equally between the Trust and the riders/walkers own choice of church.
In 2016 the Trust was able to make grants of 11,000 and pledges to make grants of 44,500 55,500 in total.
But in also helping them to move on with their lives through a programme of education, training and development, this builds their self-esteem and enables them to take on responsibility, hopefully leading to employment and/or community volunteering.