The Oasis Centre in Gorton, Manchester, has won a prestigious national award.
The local Christian charity, which supports the most needy people around the Gorton community, has won the top award in the “Best Social Action Project” category of the 2018 Christian Funders’ Forum Awards.
The glitzy awards ceremony was held on Wednesday 7th November at Mercers’ Hall in London, and the founder of Oasis Gorton, Victoria Armstrong attended the event. Much to her surprise she walked away with the award that recognised her work for the Centre as its founder and driving force, and the transformative work the Centre has done in Manchester.
The CFF Awards recognise and celebrate some of the incredible work being undertaken by churches and charities across the UK and Ireland, which has been funded by members of the Christian Funders’ Forum. The Forum is group of executives of grant-making trusts and foundations, which makes grants of more than £30 million a year to Christian work. The Forum is part of the work of the Cinnamon Network, which helps churches find faith-based solutions to the pressing needs in their community.
The Oasis Centre has been working in East Manchester for twenty years to deliver a service which helps restore broken lives in the area. Work is about to begin on their ambitious million-pound new purpose-built Centre on Hyde Road in Gorton. This will place Oasis in a better position to serve the local community through the expansion of their current provision and through the development of new services for the local community.