We know that many people and communities are struggling as a result of COVID-19, and especially financially, as furlough schemes and different funding come to an end. As a result, this year’s Challenge Poverty Week feels even more poignant, and our team at CVS Falkirk wanted to highlight different ways you can get involved.
Challenge Poverty Week (CPW) 2020 takes place Monday 5th October – Sunday 11th October, and is an opportunity for individuals and organisations to raise their voice against poverty and unite with others in calling for a more just and equal Scotland.
- “to raise a unified voice against poverty and show that we all want to live in a more just and equal Scotland”
- “to build awareness and support for solutions to poverty”
- “to change the conversation around poverty and help end the stigma of living on a low income”
Challenge Poverty Week 2020 key messages:
- “Too many people in Scotland are living with the constant pressure of living in poverty. ”
- “As we plan our economic recovery, we must redesign our economy to reflect the values of justice and compassion we all share. ”
- “By boosting people’s incomes and reducing the cost of living we can solve make sure we all have what we need.”
To help organisations get involved, the Poverty Alliance has created a series of resources which can be used when planning and promoting activities:
- Online Calendar: groups can add their CPW activities and events (physical and online) to the CPW calendar; entries will be promoted by the Poverty Alliance through social media
- 121s: those who aren’t sure about what to do for CPW, or would like to talk through their plans in a “121” setting, can get in touch with Suzi Murning at the email address below
- Toolkit: available to view or download as a pdf, this year’s CPW toolkit contains ideas on how to get involved, as well as links to further resources
- Personalised Graphics: the Poverty Alliance has created 2 graphics (one and two) which can be used on social media; these can also be edited through the Poverty Alliance’s Canva account to include your own logo and details; Canva login details can be requested from Suzi Murning at the email address below
The Poverty Alliance and CPW are also on social media and other online platforms:
- Poverty Alliance website
- Poverty Alliance Twitter
- Challenge Poverty website
- CPW Twitter
- CPW newsletter signup form
The 2019 highlights review is available on the Poverty Alliance website.
For further information on any of the above, or for the Canva login details, please contact Suzi Murning by email: email@example.com