Challenge Poverty Week 2021

Raising awareness about the problem of poverty in Scotland, and what you can do to help solve it.


Challenge Poverty Week 2021

Challenge Poverty Week is an opportunity for you to raise your voice against poverty and unite with others in calling for a more just and equal Scotland.

We live in a society where 1 in 5 people live with the constant pressure of living in poverty. Many people are struggling to pay bills, put food on the table and take part in everyday society. This is particularly true for women, disabled people and people from black and minority ethnic communities.   

We can all do our part by encouraging our governments to invest in affordable and accessible public services and ensure that social security benefits provide enough money for people to live a decent life.

Aims of Challenge Poverty Week

From 4th - 10th October, Challenge Poverty Week highlights the growing problem of poverty in Scotland and showcases the solutions we can all get behind to solve it.

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 end poverty.   

The aims of this campaign is to:

  • raise a unified voice against poverty and show that we all want to live in a more just and equal Scotland
  • build awareness and support for solutions to poverty
  • change the conversation around poverty and help end the stigma of living on a low income

Get involved

If you want to make a difference but aren’t sure how you can make an impact, you can help by getting involved in the following activities:

  • Organise a talk or speaker event
  • Write to your local politician
  • Follow the @PovertyAlliance and @CPW_Scotland on Twitter
  • Use the hashtags #TogetherWeCan and #ChallengePoverty to raise awareness on social media

You can access a range of resources, activities, training and events from the Challenge Poverty website.