LETTER:Inner-city churchfare

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From Mr Geoff Marsh

Sir: Among those funding branches of broad-based organising - the social action movement analysed so well in "The rises of do-it-yourself democracy" (18 January) - Andrew Marr listed the Church of England.

In fact, it is the Church Urban Fund - an independent charity - not the church establishment that has given grants to these community-based groups in several areas of England over the past five years. Approximately pounds 250,000 out of the total pounds 21m that we have contributed to inner-city projects of all kinds has been directed to them.

Yours faithfully,

Geoff Marsh

Acting Secretary

Church Urban Fund

London, SW1

18 January