Get involved

There are lots of ways you can get involved in Challenge Poverty Week. Each year hundreds of organisations across Scotland run their own unique activities designed to help challenge poverty.

For ideas, inspiration, and resources to help you plan how you’ll get involved, have a look at our:

Activity Toolkits: for general use, local authorities, faith groups, businesses, and health organisations. See our all our toolkits here.

Media and Press resources: will help you talk about poverty in an effective way and help you use your voice to influence the local or national press. Find resources here.

Lesson plans: written by education professionals, our primary and secondary school and college lesson plans can be used during the week to help pupils and students engage with issues around poverty.  View lesson plans here.

Suggested social media content: we have lots of CPW graphics you can use on social media, and we will be proving editable graphics soon so you can add details of your own activities. We also have template social media posts for use during the week here. Find all social media content here.

Letters to politicians: whether you’re an individual, small community group, or a large NGO, we encourage you to write to politicians during CPW urging them to take action on poverty. Find template letters here.

Themes and asks: each day of CPW will have a different theme, and some associated policy solutions we hope you’ll help us promote. Find more details here.

Watch and share our Challenge Poverty Week 2021 animation.

If you have any questions, or would like some advice tailored to your organisations, get in touch with

Will you join us in our call for change? Register your interest in taking part here

The Health and Social Care Alliance self-management and poverty conference, part of Challenge Poverty Week 2018