Challenge Poverty in Priority Areas Video: Housing

Date: October 7, 2018
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

The Church of Scotland

The Church of Scotland’s priority areas team has produced Challenge Poverty Week videos highlighting church projects which tackle the Scottish Government’s seven main indicators of deprivation.  These videos will be posted online during Challenge Poverty Week for sharing across social media channels.

The video created for the Sunday of Challenge Poverty Week will focus on East Ayrshire Churches Homelessness Action, an ecumenical charity, formed in 2005 whose aim is to put faith into action for the benefit of the most vulnerable and marginalised members of their community.

Address: Online

Contact: irene.mackinnon@scpo.scot

Website: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcE1-KuB42WKuqpKn4aLqYuaMS0b_77wJ

SNP Fringe Event – Challenge Poverty in Scotland? Aye, We Can!

Date: October 7, 2018
Time: 12:30 pm  to  1:30 pm

The Poverty Alliance,  One Parent Families Scotland & Child Poverty Action Group

On the Sunday of Challenge Poverty Week, the Poverty Alliance,  One Parent Families Scotland & Child Poverty Action Group will be hosting a fringe event at SNP conference to discuss poverty in Scotland, the solutions to it, the Child Poverty Act and the progress made over the years.  Speakers TBC.

Address: Carron 1, First Floor, SEC Centre, Glasgow

Contact: neil.cowan@povertyalliance.org

Website: https://www.snp.org/conference

Let’s Challenge Poverty in Irvine – Primary School Visit

Date: October 8, 2018
Time: 9:15 am  to  12:00 pm

North Ayrshire Council

North Ayrshire Council will be looking for the next “BIG IDEA” to Challenge Poverty in North Ayrshire this week.

As part of this, North Ayrshire’s Lord Provost and Leader of the Council will visit Annick Primary School to discuss with pupils their big ideas on how to solve poverty.

Address: Annick Primary School

Contact: CarolineAmos@north-ayrshire.gov.uk

Website: https://www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk/home.aspx

Let’s Challenge Poverty in Irvine – High School Visit

Date: October 8, 2018
Time: 12:30 pm  to  4:00 pm

North Ayrshire Council

North Ayrshire Council will be looking for the next “BIG IDEA” to Challenge Poverty in North Ayrshire this week.

As part of this, North Ayrshire’s Lord Provost and Leader of the Council will visit Irvine Royal Academy to discuss with pupils their big ideas on how to solve poverty.

Address: Irvine Royal Academy

Contact: CarolineAmos@north-ayrshire.gov.uk

Website: https://www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk/home.aspx

12.30-4pm 8th October

Let’s Challenge Poverty in Irvine – Locality Meeting

Date: October 8, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm  to  8:30 pm

North Ayrshire Council

North Ayrshire Council will be looking for the next “BIG IDEA” to Challenge Poverty in North Ayrshire this week.

As part of this, North Ayrshire’s Lord Provost and Leader of the Council will be holding an open local meeting to discuss local residents’ big ideas on how to solve poverty.

Address: Fullarton Community Hub, Ayr Road, Irvine, KA128DY

Contact: AudreySutton@north-ayrshire.gov.uk

Website: https://www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk/home.aspx

Knit-a-thon!

Date: October 13, 2018
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

Langholm Initiative

The Knit-a-thon will bring together all corners of the community to creative blankets and throws to be distributed to disadvantaged people. Participants will create granny squares, knitted together by our fabulous textile heroes in Langholm! Talks from Home Energy Scotland, Citizens Advice Service and more will spread awareness of what we all do locally to challenge poverty. #AyeWeCan

Address: Langholm Day Centre, Charles Street, Langholm, DG13 0AA

Contact: jason@langholminitiative.co.uk

Website: http://www.facebook.com/langholminitiative