Here are a few examples of the projects that the Good Faith Partnership has undertaken in recent years.
The RAMP (Resettlement, Asylum and Migration Policy) project started in January 2018. The project exists to help reimagine a world-class migration system for a successful and integrated Britain. It does this primarily by seconding high-quality researchers and advisors to a range of politicians so that they can think more deeply and collaborate more widely on migration and integration issues. RAMP seeks not to advance any partisan agenda, but rather to help leaders from a variety of backgrounds work together on policies and programmes that can command support across the spectrum of public opinion. The project is run by the Good Faith Partnership in collaboration with Fragomen LLP.
RAMP has placed advisors with Parliamentarians – Steve Double MP (Conservative), Kate Green MP (Labour), Tim Farron MP (Liberal Democrat) and the Bishop of Durham (Paul Butler) – and with the Mayor of Bristol.
The Oak Foundation commissioned the Good Faith Partnership in 2017 to help them develop a strategy for future work on financial inclusion and affordable credit. We oversaw a strategic review, including an overview of the lending market for the financially excluded, analysis of recent attempts to increase affordable credit and a series of recommendations to bring about systemic change.
International Community of the Holy Sepulchre
In 2017 the Good Faith Partnership were asked by His Most Godly Beatitude Theophilos III, Patriarch of Jerusalem, to help raise urgent concerns regarding the future of the Christian community in the Holy City. Having supported the Patriarch to communicate these issues particularly in the UK and US, we then proposed the creation of a new organisation to develop this work and provide practical support for the Christian Community in the Holy Land, called the International Community of the Holy Sepulchre (ICoHS). ICoHS will unite individuals and institutions and provide powerful and practical ways by which members can contribute to, and advocate for, the Christian presence in the region. In addition, supported by the Good Faith Partnership, ICoHS will help the Churches raise international awareness of the challenges that Christians face in the Holy Land while promoting peace and the flourishing of all people in the Middle East.
In 2016 the Good Faith Partnership worked extensively with the Home Office and a range of civil society organisations, leading to the creation of the Community Sponsorship Scheme for Refugees. The Government then commissioned the Good Faith Partnership to work in partnership with Social Finance to create a new organisation, Reset Communities and Refugees. Reset acts as an intermediary organisation working between the government, faith communities, civil society and refugee agencies to maximise the number of local communities welcoming refugees through Community Sponsorship and pioneering other community-based approaches to resettlement. Reset is working with a wide range of partners including Caritas Social Action Network, CHARIS, the Church of England, For Refugees, the King’s Arms Project, Mercy Mission, Refugee Action, the Refugee Council, The Salvation Army, the Scottish Refugee Council and Sponsor Refugees.
BKL is a UK-based firm of accountants and tax advisers with over 180 staff and a turnover of around £100m. Following a period of accelerated growth and strategic development BKL commissioned the Good Faith Partnership to help them develop a compelling narrative by which to articulate the vision, mission, and strategy of the organisation. We helped them to develop and articulate a story that BKL stakeholders can now tell with passion and conviction and that can be further reflected in external communications and brand development.
Compassion UK is the UK branch of Compassion International, a faith-based holistic child development charity that supports almost 2 million children in extreme poverty across 26 countries around the world. In 2017 the senior leadership of Compassion UK invited the Good Faith Partnership to advise on the creation of a public affairs strategy. Having conducted a strategic review we were able to identify strategic opportunities to raise awareness of Compassion’s work, support efforts to unlock new sources of funding and develop a comprehensive public affairs strategy to support the vision and mission of the organisation for the future.