In just four years Just Love has grown from one group in Oxford to fifteen groups across England and Scotland. Over that time we’ve organised 1500 events with an aggregate attendance of 20,000 people. We’ve raised £40,000 for other charities and we’ve given 13,000 volunteer hours to local communities. We’ve collected hundreds of kilos of donations for food banks and 750,000 sanitary items for vulnerable women in the North East, Iraq and Zambia. We’ve run campaigns which have reached 90,000 people online and events at which just a handful of students connect with God and are changed. Read more about our impact here.
A couple of years ago we set ourselves the target of establishing groups in 50 locations, each with at least 50 students involved, over the next 5 years. Just Love was founded in response to the injustice we see in the world around us and we know that our growth will ultimately play a role in addressing some of the greatest injustices of our time. Tens of thousands of students will be mobilised to give their time and money to combat local and global issues of injustice. They will graduate to become influencers across every sphere of society for the rest of their lives.
We would like to ask for your help as we embark upon this journey of faith. We are so grateful for what God has already done and we’re excited to see what is still to come as thousands more students are impacted by our work. This year we’re raising funds to support the development and expansion of our network of 15 groups. Staff hours represent 80% of our annual budget and this year we’ve hired two new members of staff who will give us the capacity we need to continue launching and supporting groups in new cities.
To give you an idea of where your money could go:
- £250 a month/ £3000 a year sponsors a Just Love group in full including training, developing resources and mentoring for leadership and strategy
- £100 a month/ £1200 a year starts a new Just Love group and gets them through their first term or semester
- £50 a month/ £600 a year sponsors a cohort of 10 students
If you would like to set up a monthly or one off gift, the best way of doing this is through our online giving page.
You can sign up for our monthly prayer updates on the right and if you would like more information about Just Love or ways to partner with us, please get in touch at email@example.com.