Challenge Poverty Week 2018

Type: News Item Date Published: 11th July 2018

Coordinated by the Poverty Alliance, Challenge Poverty Week 2018 will run from the 1st to the 7th of October.

Last year saw over 150 anti-poverty activities take place across Scotland as part of it, with involvement from organisations such as Child Poverty Action Group, Shelter and the Coalition of Racial Equality and Rights.  Challenge Poverty Week is all about highlighting the reality of poverty in Scotland, while encouraging discussion and action around solutions to it.

This year’s key messages are as follows:

Challenge Poverty in Scotland?  Aye, we can!

  • Poverty exists in Scotland and affects us all
  • Poverty can be solved by boosting incomes and reducing costs
  • Solving poverty is about ensuring we can all participate in society

Last year Challenge Poverty Week saw organisations and community groups get involved in a variety of ways, and the Poverty Alliance (this link will take you away from our website) is keen to get even more involved this year.  From Sanctuary Housing carrying out a community fun day, to Cranhill Development Trust holding an information day and Fife Gingerbread writing a blog about poverty’s impact on families, there’s a lot we can all do to mark the week.

For more information about Challenge Poverty Week and how you can get involved this year, please contact Rachel Thomson at the Poverty Alliance on 0141 353 0440 or at

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