Newsletter and social media campaign about Glasgow’s third sector

Date: October 7, 2019
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

Everyone’s Children, GCVS

GCVS and Everyone’s Children are planning a special newsletter and a week of social media posts about the work of third sector agencies tackling poverty in Glasgow. Follow them at @EC_GCVS to see their contribution, and sign up to their newsletter here.

For more information, please contact Kate Henderson at

Business in the Community: social media campaign

Date: October 7, 2019
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

Business in the Community Scotland

Business in the Community Scotland tackles critical societal issues and drives change in workplaces and communities by unlocking the ambitions of business for a fairer society through programmes, events and research.

As part of Challenge Poverty Week, they will provide social media post templates that member businesses can use to highlight their activities as part of BITC and how these challenge poverty. They will also run a social media campaign about the tools and support they provide to businesses to challenge poverty.

To learn more, you can contact Cynthia at, visit their website  and follow them on twitter: @BITCScotland

Research launch and social media campaign

Date: October 7, 2019
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

Child Poverty Action Group Scotland

Child Poverty Action Group works on behalf of the more than one in four children in the UK growing up in poverty.  They will be running a short social media campaign through the week looking at 20 years of CPAG activity challenging poverty (it’s their 20th anniversary). As part of that they will be launching a new round of research with low income families on how changes to the social security system have impacted on them.

To find out more, follow CPAG in Scotland on Twitter @CPAGScotland or visit

Article series by Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland and Policy Scotland

Date: October 7, 2019
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland and Policy Scotland


Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland  is an initiative that brings together people, resources and organisations in a neighbourhood area, so that all of those things can work together towards better lives for the children living there. Policy Scotland is a research unit at the University of Glasgow whose mission is to generate and provide a space for local, national and international public policy debates. Researchers from both groups will be releasing a series of articles during Challenge Poverty Week at varying levels for a host of different audiences. The articles that will be broad and help explain what they mean by poverty generally, before drilling down further with a few technical ones that go into some of the research in greater focus. For example, a few ideas for titles they are hoping to produce include:

  • ‘What do we mean by poverty?’
  • ‘How do we talk to young people about poverty?’
  • ‘The challenges of poverty in Scotland’s rural areas’
  • ‘The role of public services in tackling poverty’
  • ‘How poverty bounds agency’

The articles will be published on the following websites:

You can also find out more by following them on twitter:



Awareness raising campaign in East Renfrewshire

Date: October 7, 2019
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

East Renfrewshire Council

During Challenge Poverty Week 2019, East Renfrewshire Council will be encouraging all those living, working and visiting the area to find out more about what they can do to challenge poverty. Throughout the week, there will be a social media campaign to raise public awareness of the services offered by the Council and partners which can support those in, or at risk of poverty. There will also be posters and online promotion to staff to raise awareness, knowledge and confidence to refer to support services.

For more information contact

Poverty and homelessness: blog and social media campaign

Date: October 7, 2019
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am


Cyrenians are a homelessness charity based in Edinburgh, tackling the causes and consequences of homelessness.

Cyrenians are publishing a blog post on poverty and homelessness, and the role of the third sector in tackling poverty; they will also run a social media campaign on homelessness and poverty, and their work tackling this. To find out more, and to see this content, check their website, and follow them on social media.

Twitter: @cyrenians1968

Facebook: @cyrenians

North Lanarkshire Labour Group: Video

Date: October 7, 2019
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

North Lanarkshire Labour Group

North Lanarkshire Labour has a Fairness and Well-being Action Group which is looking at poverty- proofing council services. They will be working on creating a video for social media on some of these measures with their chair, to coincide with Challenge Poverty Week.

To find out more, please email Fraser Paterson

Social media campaign and blog about gender, poverty and the Gender Pay Gap

Date: October 7, 2019
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

Close The Gap

Close the Gap works in Scotland on women’s participation in the labour market. They work with policymakers, employers and employees to influence and enable action to address the causes of women’s inequality at work.

Close the Gap will be contributing a blog for Challenge Poverty Week about gender and poverty, focusing on the Gender Pay Gap action plan. They are also planning on producing some social media graphics relating to women, work and poverty which we will be using throughout Challenge Poverty Week on their social media channels.

To find our more and read the blog, please visit their website and follow them on twitter and facebook.

Video expressing the impact of poverty on a couple

Date: October 7, 2019
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

Turning Point Scotland

Turning Point Scotland has a long history of providing high quality social care services to a range of people across Scotland.
It does not subscribe to one existing model of service provision. Instead it operates in a person-centred way by growing and developing services to suit individual needs.

A group of service users and alumni of the service will create a puppet show to reflect the impact of Poverty on a couple as part of Challenge Poverty Week, which will be shared on TPS Connects Facebook page. 

If you would like to learn more, please visit their website, and follow their facebook page.

Awareness raising campaign in Falkirk

Date: October 7, 2019
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

Falkirk Council

Falkirk Council will be supporting Challenge Poverty Week this year with a number of actions.

They will run a targeted campaign on social media to increase uptake of benefits – emphasising:

• the level of unclaimed benefits in the area
• entitlement to benefit
• online tools to check you are getting what you are entitled to and to find additional support

Through emphasising entitlement they hope to reduce the stigma that can be associated with claiming benefits and living on a low income.  They will be using twitter and also targeted facebook advertising for this campaign.

They are also are supporting the relaunch of Forthgiving, a local charity who provide bespoke grants to individuals and families to help them to improve their circumstances. Finally, they are planning some internal communications to share real life experiences of people in our area living on a low income. The aim of this is to increase staff awareness and understanding of poverty

For more information and to follow their campaigns, please visit their website, facebook and twitter page.