Get Involved

We want to hear your thoughts on how poverty affects people’s lives and opportunities in Edinburgh. We also want to hear about ways we can all do more to reduce those impacts and improve life chances for people struggling to get by in this city.

Throughout this year, we are launching a series of calls for evidence for anyone in the city to provide input into the work of the commission. We are also meeting with community groups, social enterprises, and charities across the city to hear about their work and hear about what needs to change.

If you would like to take part in this work and help end poverty in Edinburgh, there are three ways you can get involved.

Share your project

There are already hundreds of organisations and individuals working across Edinburgh to end poverty.  We all know that we won’t meet our aim without working together as a community. Please take a few minutes to tell us about what you’re doing.

Get in touch

You can call or write to us any time. We want to hear about your experiences. We can also help you find out more about how to get involved in our research or attend an event. There are lots of ways to share your ideas about how to end poverty in Edinburgh. 

Our thanks to…

As well as the many written submissions we have received through our calls for evidence, already the Edinburgh Poverty Commission has had the pleasure of meeting with and hearing evidence from a wide range of individual participants, organisations, and citizen groups.

In particular, we would like to thank the following organisations and groups for their support for our work so far:

Bethany Christian Trust
Blackwood Housing Association
Broomhouse Centre
Business in the Community Scotland
Capital City Partnership
Carnegie UK Trust
Community Help and Advice Initiative (CHAI)
Community Renewal
Craigentinny Early Years Centre
Crewe Medical Centre
Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal Programme Office
Edinburgh City Youth Cafe
Edinburgh College
Edinburgh College Students Association
Edinburgh School Uniform Bank
Enable Scotland

Firhill Community Council
Foursquare Scotland (Stopover Hostel)
Granton Information Centre
Grassmarket Project
Homelink Family Support
Invisible Edinburgh
Joined Up 4 Jobs providers forum
Liberton High School
Link Living
Lothian Deprivation Interest Group
Low Income Families Together (LIFT)
Mind the Craic
Minority Ethnic Carers of People Project
Moredun Multis Residents Group
Muirhouse Healthy Living Centre
National Association of Welfare Rights Advisors
NHS Lothian
One in Five: raising awareness of child poverty in Edinburgh
Police Scotland



Port of Leith Housing Association
Poverty Alliance
Presence In Action Collective
Regional Enterprise Council
Save the Children
Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
Shelter Scotland
The Junction, young people, health & wellbeing
The Ripple
Thistle Foundation
Tron Kirk Foodbank
Turn 2 Us
Tynecastle High School Equity Improvement Group
Unite Hospitality
University of Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh Students Association