About Us

Our aims and our team

• We’re raising awareness of the need to tackle poverty and ways of doing so
• We’re coordinating & developing networks to build relationships between projects, agencies and churches to increase effectiveness
• We’re motivating & mobilising church groups to serve their local community to help tackle poverty

We aim to help tackle poverty by transforming the lives of the poorest and most marginalised in our communities in the Southwell and Nottingham Diocese. Under Areas of Work you'll find the themes we are tackling.
TNT is going about this by:

  • Raising awareness of poverty and its impact on children, people and communities and providing mechanisms for others to respond effectively to mitigate such impact
  • Acting as a catalyst to increase effectiveness and collaboration, working with existing and new projects that help to tackle poverty
  • Increasing, motivating and mobilising church communities to consider how they can contribute to, engage with, and best serve their local community to help tackle poverty - transforming the lives of the poorest and most marginalised around them

Under Initiatives you'll be able to explore the networks, organisations and churches we work with.

We'd like your church to get involved tackling poverty - for you It Starts Here.

TNT is a joint venture between the Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham and The Church Urban Fund (CUF), and part of the national Together Network of 20 faith-based ventures driven by the desire to tackle social inequality across England.TNT is led by trustees and staffed by development workers. It has developed expertise and established a niche role drawing together partners from the faith, voluntary and statutory sectors to achieve its aims.

We give thanks for everyone who supports this work in whatever way.

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Our team


Hannah Buck

Lead Development Worker | I joined TNT in 2014, working 3 days a week. My role includes: developing future TNT work, coordinating networks, running workshops and being the area coordinator for Places of Welcome. | NG7 2FF

07734 994637 Email
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Julia Terry

Development Worker | I joined TNT in March 2020 and will be working 4 days a week. My areas of responsibility include developing Social Action Networks, co-coordinating Places of Welcome and supporting Churches to become more Dementia/Older person friendly across the county.

07873 105285 Email
Lauren Simpson

Lauren Simpson

Assistant Development Worker | I joined TNT in 2018 & work three days a week. My role focuses on developing church-led Community Meals and Holiday Food Clubs in Notts & workshops including Cash Smart, Credit Savvy.

07980 268165 Email
Sue Buckby

Sue Buckby

Admin Assistant | I joined TNT in 2020 1.5 days a week and focus on supporting the behind the scenes organising of all we do. My normal working days are Monday all day and Thursday afternoon

07518 949243 Email
Paul Howard

Paul Howard

Older Persons Enabler | My passion is to help people who are lost and lonely to become part of a community and to spread understanding about Dementia.

Jackie Smith

Jackie Smith

Places of Welcome Support Worker | I joined TNT in March 2020 and will be working 1 day a week helping to support the work of Places of Welcome.



David Mc Coulough

David McCoulough

TNT Chairperson - I'm Director of Partnerships and Mission for the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham, helping the Anglican Church in the city and the county to work with partners from the public, voluntary, business and wider faith sectors to tackle poverty and isolation.

Colin Bullett

Colin Bullett

Treasurer and Company Secretary - I'm a now retired chartered public finance accountant.

Jon Chambers

John Chambers

Trustee - Retired from running my own business, which helped companies to improve their performance in innovation and creativity.

Sam Crawford

Sam Crawford

Trustee - I'm the Head of Income Development for Notts County Football in the Community

Tim Heeley

Tim Heeley

Trustee - A former broadcast journalist and public relations consultant, I've held contracts with SMEs and all levels of Government. I'm a leader at Keyworth Baptist Church and curate a website about Discipleship.

Ruth Marlow

Ruth Marlow

Trustee - I've served in Local Government from housing manager to chief executive and am currently the Diocesan Secretary of Coventry Diocese.

Liam O Boyle

Liam O’Boyle

Trustee - I'm Partnerships Officer for the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham, with unique insight into working with churches, other faiths, third sector organisations and statutory organisations.

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Kat Osborn

Trustee - I'm Chief Executive Officer with Safe Families for Children.

Church Urban Fund

TNT is a Joint Venture between the Church Urban Fund (CUF) and the Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham and is part of the Together Network, which involves 20 similar independent organisations working in deprived areas, England-wide, all supported by the Church Urban Fund.

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Together Network

The Together Network is an alliance of 21 charities known as joint ventures linked by faith and driven by the desire to see communities flourish throughout England.

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Take Action!

JOIN US in our bid to transform lives and communities by taking any of the following steps:

  • Explore how, for your church, It Starts Here.
  • Volunteer your time and energy
  • Donate your money either with a regular or one-off gift
  • Pray regularly for our most deprived communities, for all those seeking to support and transform them
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