All resources

On this page you’ll find all the resources you need to get involved in Challenge Poverty Week 2020. If you need any further help or advice, don’t hesitate to contact suzi.murning@povertyalliance.org.

Once you know how you’ll be getting involved, you can upload your event to our online calendar

Daily GIFS and suggested social media posts

Each day of CPW will focus on a different theme with accompanying policy asks. We’ve created GIFs for you to use to support these themes, and put together some suggested text to go along with them.

We encourage you to share the GIFs and suggested text on you social media account, but you can create your own text if you prefer.  We of course also encourage you to produce your own content highlighting your own events, campaigns and asks that you are promoting.

Download our daily GIFS
View suggested social media posts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)

Our daily themes are social security, communities, tax, work & jobs, public services, and care. View full details here .

There’s no GIF for the first day of CPW (Monday 5th), because we will be sharing our animation showcasing solutions to poverty on our social media @PovertyAlliance. Please watch and share.

View all our CPW graphics here

Template letter to your local Politician

Download these template letters, edit and personalise them, and then post or email them to your local MSPs and MP during CPW. The more that elected representatives hear about your belief in the need to solve poverty the better! 

You can find your local MSPs here and your local MP here.

Letter to MSPs (2020)
Letter to MPs (2020)

Once you’ve sent the letter, post on social media encouraging others to do the same. You can find these graphics for facebook, twitter and instagram here. Instagram postCouncillors also make important decisions regarding poverty. Find out who your local Councillor is here and speak to them about what they are doing to tackle poverty in your area. 

It would be great if you let us know when or if you get a response from your MSP, MP, or local Councillor, by emailing neil.cowan@povertyalliance.org

Activity toolkits

These toolkits provide some guidance on how to get involved in Challenge Poverty Week. 

Download our General Activity Toolkit (2020)

Download our Activity Toolkit for Local Authorities (2020)

Download our Activity Toolkit for Businesses (2020)

Download our Activity Toolkit for Faith Groups (2020).

Get in touch with suzi.murning@povertyalliance.org to view our toolkits for elected representatives. 

 

Printable poster for photos
If you want to show support for a policy or issue you’re passionate about, save the poster to the left, write your message, print, then post to social media. Remember to tag us @CPW_Scotland.

View all our CPW graphics here

Video Guide

Challenge Poverty Week will take place mostly online, but this doesn’t make we can have a big impact. Creating videos is one of the most powerful tools you can use to to help challenge poverty.

We’ve put together a guide to making short videos for social media, download this here.

Model press materials and media guidelines

Download our Model press materials and media guidelines for CPW 2020

Model press materials and media guidelines 2020

Talking about poverty to win hearts and minds

We’d encourage you to produce your own content for the week, using the framing recommendations and the #ChallengePoverty and #TogetherWeCan hashtags. Here are the slides that accompany our framing training ‘Talking about poverty to win hearts and minds’:

‘Talking Poverty: Using frames to change people’s views’.

Please email Suzi at suzi.murning@povertyalliance.org for the full handouts.

Lesson Plans and slides

Primary 1-3 (2020)

Download lesson plan for teachers

Download power point slides

Primary 4-7 (2020)

Download lesson plan for teachers

Download power point slides

Secondary School (2020)

Download power point slides

Colleges (2020)

Download slides here.