CPAS, Ventures, Falcons and School Ventures

Providing transformational leadership in communities, and learning, adventure and fellowship to 4,000 children and teenagers, especially those suffering from multiple forms of deprivation, through action packed holidays and school term-time residential weekends. Includes virtual Covid-19 response.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1007820)

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • ReligiousReligious


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind


Multiple locations


Currently there are deep-seated issues in the heart of our society. Communities across the UK and Ireland are struggling with: • social isolation, including amongst the elderly • a lack of support for families, especially when family life breaks down • mental health, addictions and a range of complex other well-being challenges • social, economic and other forms of deprivation • dissatisfaction and unrest amongst younger people • insufficient resources including facilities and human resources


Public services and the State are not in a position to help many. However, CPAS has national scope and presence which supports men, women and children in thousands of church communities throughout the UK & Ireland. We deliver community-focused training in a variety of forms to church leaders, teams and congregations through tailored events around the country. Ventures, Falcons and School Ventures provide opportunities for children of all faiths and none to enjoy fun activities and education.

  • The difference that a week on a Falcon can make in a difficult year in a young person's life is amazing.

    — Charlotte, leader.

  • Best part of the year!

    — Theo, age 11.

  • CPAS is one of the leading Church of England mission agencies and has a fantastic track record of helping local churches serve their communities.

    — Peter Hancock, Bishop of Bath and Wells.

  • Over the years the work of CPAS Ventures has touched the lives of tens of thousands of children and young people in every corner of the country.

    — James Newcome, Bishop of Carlisle.