New programme to support community-led action research in Scotland

The Scottish Community Development Centre and The Poverty Alliance have announced a new support resource for community-led action research, jointly funded by Scottish Government and The National Lottery Community Fund. The two-year programme will fund six community organisations to develop their own evidence to influence change in their communities – and to take forward actions … Read more

NEWS: Poverty Alliance responds to new Scottish Child Payment

For immediate use Wednesday 26th June 2019 Responding to the announcement of a new Scottish Child Payment, Peter Kelly, Director of the Poverty Alliance said: “Amid a rising tide of poverty, the new Scottish Child Payment will act as a lifeline for families struggling to stay afloat. An additional £10 per week will help unlock … Read more

Blog: Kids can’t wait another three years

Community Activist Kerrie Friel discusses the need to fast track the Scottish Government’s new income supplement for families on low incomes. I believe that the people of Scotland are proud that we live in a society founded upon compassion and justice, yet without urgent action, one in three of our children will be swept into … Read more

BLOG: Transport and poverty: making the connection

The right to work, the right to health, the right to education, the right to cultural life, and the right to an adequate standard of living; these are the inalienable rights we all share. Yet too often, the rights of people on low incomes are not fully realised because of unaffordable, unavailable and inaccessible transport … Read more

Poverty Alliance responds to Spring Statement

The Poverty Alliance have responded to today’s Spring Statement from the Chancellor, describing the failure to end the benefits freeze as a missed opportunity to unlock hundreds of thousands of people across the UK from poverty. Despite continued calls from anti-poverty organisations – as well as the Work and Pensions Committee – to end the … Read more

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