London Challenge Poverty Week

11-17 October 2021

This year, London Challenge Poverty Week takes place from 11 to 17 October 2021.  

London Challenge Poverty Week has been running annually since 2018 and is held every year in the week around the UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October.  

Through a programme of events and activities, the week aims to bring Londoners together to: 

  • Increase the visibility of the reality of poverty in London; 
  • Encourage positive debate and discussion about poverty; and 
  • Show what is being done to tackle poverty and call for the changes we need to end it. 

London Challenge Poverty Week is open to all who share the aim of creating a city free from poverty, where everyone is treated with equal respect and dignity. Anyone can get involved by holding or joining an event or activity.  

About Us

London Challenge Poverty Week is coordinated by 4in10: London’s Child Poverty Network, supported by a steering group whose members include Londoners with experience of living in poverty and representatives from: 

London Challenge Poverty Week also receives support from many other organisations who work alongside families on low incomes in the capital. 

We also work in partnership with The Poverty Alliance who coordinate Challenge Poverty Week in Scotland and Church Action on Poverty who coordinate Challenge Poverty Week  England and Wales.  

If you are struggling at the moment, please visit the Giving and Getting Help section on the 4in10 website.