London Challenge Poverty Week

11-17 October 2021

London Challenge Poverty Week takes place from 11 to 17 October 2021. We are at the planning stage and hope you will want to take part.

This will be the fourth annual London Challenge Poverty Week. It is an opportunity for all those who care about tackling poverty in the capital to come together to increase visibility of the reality of poverty in London, encourage positive debate and show what is being done to tackle the issues.

To kick off plans for this year’s week we are holding a ‘Get Involved’ session for anyone who would like to take part and be involved in some way. Come and hear about how the week has developed since it began in 2018, how organisations and individuals have taken part in past weeks, what support and training is on offer to help you to get involved and to be inspired! We are especially keen to welcome those with lived experience of poverty to help shape the plans.

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In London, we believe in protecting and taking care of each other, but the scale of poverty is damaging our shared values of compassion and justice.

It’s not right how low-paid and insecure work, high housing costs and our social security system are locking people into poverty.

Nobody wants to live in a society where parents have to turn to foodbanks to feed their children, but for lots of families in our city, this is a reality every day.

It doesn’t have to be like this though. Everyone, from national and local governments and the Mayor, to employers and local communities, has a role to play.

Together, we can build an economy and create a city that works for everyone and gives them a decent life.

We’ve made progress in tackling poverty before, let’s do it again.

Let’s sort it out… together.


London Challenge Poverty Week is being coordinated by 4in10:London’s Child Poverty Network with a steering group featuring:

and support from many other organisations who work alongside low income families in the capital.

If you are struggling at the moment please turn to Citizens Advice, StepChange or Shelter for advice.