Christians Against Poverty (CAP)

Christians Against Poverty (CAP)

With a small donation and big faith, John Kirkby started Christians Against Poverty in 1996. He believed God was calling him to sacrifice his career in finance and use his knowledge of the industry to help the poor.

Since then, CAP has rapidly grown its debt centre network and expanded its services to tackle the causes of debt and poverty too. As well as CAP Debt Help, they now help people step into employment through CAP Job Clubs, help people get control of their habitual dependencies through Fresh Start and a brand new service, CAP Life Skills, to equip people to live well on a low income. Their vision is to bring freedom and good news to the poor in every community through a nationwide network of CAP projects.

Christians Against Poverty (CAP) started providing a free Debt Help Service in Alton five years ago. It is managed by Mark Rumsby and his team of volunteers from the Harvest Church offering support to people in debt. CAP Alton regularly run ‘Fresh Start’ courses which aim to help tackle dependency on habits such as smoking, gambling, eating disorders, internet or social media addiction, shopping addiction, pornography, binge drinking or soft drugs use.

CAP Alton are running an eight week Fresh Start course starting Monday October 5th at the Alton Maltings Centre, Alton (Carmichael Room), 7:30-9pm.  It will be led by trained Fresh Start coaches. To register for the course, call Mark Rumsby on 07769 030913 or email   Places are limited.

Anyone struggling with unmanageable debt should call 0800 328 0006, or visit, for more information.