This page lists all the events and activities taking place over London Challenge Poverty Week. There are lots of things to do across the week but if you to run an activity or event yourself, check out our ‘Get Involved Guide’!
At the top of this page you will find events you could attend listed in chronological order (11th – 17th October). Towards the bottom of this page you will find general activities and campaigns taking place across the week you could also engage in! You could also search the hashtag to find even more activities, ideas and campaigns which you might be interested in.
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Monday 11th October
4in10, Greater London Authority and ClearView Research
Launch of new research into Londoners’ attitudes to poverty
10:00 – 11:00 | ONLINE
Just Fair and Social Rights Alliance:
Using Human Rights As A Tool To Tackle Poverty
13:00 – 15:00 | ONLINE
Open Day DIY Cylcle Repair
13:00 – 19:00 | Hackney
Tuesday 12th October
Repowering London & Thames Water
Essential training workshop for those supporting debt advice and income maximisation
14:00 – 15.30 | ONLINE
Wednesday 13th October
Newham Social Welfare Alliance and
Introduction To A New Social Welfare Alliance Training Programme
10:00 – 11:30 | ONLINE
A Healthy Start For all Londoners
10:00 – 12:00 | ONLINE
4in10 and London Councils
National Problem – Local Solutions: Tackling Poverty In London Boroughs
12:00 – 13:00 | ONLINE
Commission On Social Security
A preview of the Commission on Social Security’s proposals for a better benefits system
14:00 – 15:30 | ONLINE (hosted by Toynbee Hall)
Red Roots Incubator
Unite4Change – creative explorations of the young people’s livelihood through Comics, Podcast and Film
15:30 – 18:30 | Dalston Den, 89A Kingsland High Street, E8 2PB
Youth Walk + Online Activities
Thursday 14th October
The Childhood Trust and London Child Poverty Alliance
London Child Poverty Summit
9:30 – 17:30 | Regent Hall, 275 Oxford Street, London, W1C 2DJ
The Impact of COVID on Young Families in Newham
10:30 – 12:00 | ONLINE
London’s Poverty Profile
13:00 – 14:00 | ONLINE
Food Power: Lessons learnt for London and beyond
14:00 – 15:30 | ONLINE
ATD Fourth World
Anti-Poverty Poetry Jam
17:00 – 19:30 | Hub 67, 67 Rothbury Road, Hackney Wick, E9 5HA
Friday 15th October
Resources For Autism
Raising A Disabled Child: Impact On Income and Employment
11:00 | ONLINE
Child Poverty Action Group
LONDON CALLING: STRETCHED TOO FAR
A webinar on the experiences of low income families in London during the Covid-19 pandemic
12:30 – 13:30 | ONLINE
Online Cooking and Nutrition Event
CLOSED TO MEMBERS OF PUBLIC
Sunday 17th October: United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Workshops on Seed Sowing, Seed Harvesting and Growing your own at home
13:00 – 14:00 & 14:00 – 15:00 | ITAL Garden 75 Firhill Road (at the black gate next to this address),
ATD Fourth World
Anti-poverty Poetry Jam
17:00 – 19:00 | ONLINE
Activities Across The Week
Adanna Women’s Support Group
Mentoring Programme Launch
In In the heart of London Challenge Poverty Week 2021, Adanna Women’s Support Group are launching a new mentoring programme for Black girls aged 13 – 16 in Redbridge, Barking, Dagenham and Newham..
Barking and Dagenham Youth Dance
Young people are thinking about what poverty means to families and children through 3 questions:
What do you think of poverty?
What are the issues around poverty?
What does not having enough money mean to families and children?
They will then write, choreograph and film the results so the voices of young people can be heard during LCPW.
Bin Knives Save Lives
Publicity week on link between poverty and knife crime
Commissioning a series of infographics to draw attention to single-parent families during London Challenge Poverty Week. These will be specially designed social media assets and very eye-catching!
Food Growing Workshops
Lewisham Covid Food Providers Network participants will learn about where our food comes from, how to grow food and forage, and connect with the local natural environment as a longer-term solution to addressing food insecurity.
Lewisham Local are running five food-growing related workshops for families to tackle holiday hunger throughout October. These workshops will take place at green sites across the borough and include a free meal for participants. The workshops aim to benefit 100 people (20 adults and children at each workshop), including refugees, asylum seekers and families on low incomes. AFRIL, Grow Lewisham and Wild Cat Wilderness will also be offering gardening, foraging, campfire cooking, and pizza making.
St Michael’s Fellowship
Podcast and Shared Meals
Creating a podcast specifically about young fatherhood and poverty, and asking parents to produce some poetry or artwork. They will also be holding some shared meal sessions with children and parents and will film these as families talking about how living on a low income affects them.
Universal Ease To Redress
Holding an open day with new migrant volunteers to showcase their work in the community.
Bromley by Bow Centre
The energy advice team are running four workshops in various Tower Hamlets locations in conjunction with Poplar Harca Housing Association. These will provide tips and advice about energy saving information, reducing energy bills and provide demonstrations on better management of utility costs.