Reducing Poverty

Will you challenge poverty?

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The poverty that we see on our streets isn’t easy to reconcile with the knowledge that we are also one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Given the fact that every day we see people begging on the streets, queuing at foodbanks and experiencing homelessness, is there a risk we become inured to the extent of poverty? Each year, in an effort to shine a light on what’s happening on our streets, the Poverty Alliance coordinate a programme of activities during a week in October to Challenge Poverty.  Could your community help to challenge poverty?

Challenge Poverty Week has been coordinated by the Poverty Alliance for the last seven years, and it is an opportunity to highlight what is being done to address poverty, showcase the solutions we can all get behind to solve it, and commit to more action in the future. The Week takes place from the 7th to the 13th October 2019.

Last year nearly 200 actions were delivered by 130 organisations, elected representatives and individuals as part of Challenge Poverty Week.

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Oil Clubs in Marr Benefiting Communities.

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The Marr Community Planning Group (MCPG) has monitored three oil clubs in Marr for a year to see if they are a cheaper way to order oil.

The results have shown that members of the three oil clubs (Ballater – Pannanich Oil Club, Braemar Oil Club and Rhynie, Lumsden and Clatt Oil Club) have obtained significant benefits, saving on average between £20 – £30 each time they order oil. Read the rest of this entry »