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Please use this simple template to make
your action plan and return a completed copy to CAFOD.
apply for the award, your community should plan one main action – something
which involves either a significant change or a lot of people - and at least
two smaller actions under each of the three headings.
can include activities which are already taking place and some that are new, or
that aim to reach new people. There are more ideas and inspiration on
Use these questions to help you plan
Why are you taking this action? Who will benefit and what
difference will it make?
Who will be involved in making it happen? Think beyond your
How will you show that you’ve succeeded? Electricity bills,
photos, newspaper cuttings and liturgy sheets are some of the ways you can show
what you have been doing.
When will you do it by? Be realistic.
What kind of action is it? Is this action
reflection and worship; practical action or something which reaches out to
involve others beyond the community? It could be all three, but make sure you
have all three kinds of action reflected somewhere in your plan.
Actions to live simply
Create vegetable garden (three raised beds situated bedside existing flower
beds) - selling produce to support out connect 2 Cambodia project
Set up walking club at St. Clements meeting 3
times per year – February, June, October
Live simply tip of the week-handed out monthly after
Make live simply banner from recycled materials
CAFOD stations of the cross during lent
Actions to live sustainably with creation
Instigate recycling scheme for church hall including purchase of recyclable
cup, plates et. For parish events
Carry out energy audit
Joint parish Christmas card
Encourage parishioners, especially the young, to
walk or cycle to mass and for meetings held on the premises. Have special walk to Mass event.
Set up scheme for tree planting on behalf of
newly baptized, first holy communion, confirmed and married.
Actions to live in solidarity with the poor
CAFOD Connect2 project. Cambodia selected and introductory material received
Maintain Fairtrade status by committing to using
Fairtrade products at parish events
Support CAFOD campaigns throughout the year
starting with Power to be
Organise 4 Fairtrade breakfasts throughout the
Continue to support and promote the work of
Epsom and Ewell Food bank including increasing the number of volunteers from
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