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.

Submit your evidence

Throughout this year, we are launching a series of calls for evidence for residents and communities to provide input into the work of the commission.  You can visit our consultation page to give your thoughts on the latest call for evidence.

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:

EVOC

Mind the Craic

Poverty Alliance

Edinburgh College

Community Help and Advice Initiative (CHAI)

NHS Lothian

Granton Information Centre

Moredun Multis Residents Group

Muirhouse Healthy Living Centre

Tron Kirk Foodbank

Scotcash

Carnegie UK Trust

DWP

Business in the Community Scotland

Capital City Partnership

Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal Programme Office

Low Income Families Together (LIFT)

Joined Up 4 Jobs providers forum

One in five: raising awareness of child poverty in Edinburgh

Thistle Foundation

Liberton High School

Craigentinny Early Years Centre

Unite Hospitality

Community Renewal

University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh College Students Association

University of Edinburgh Students Association

 

Foursquare Scotland (Stopover Hostel)

Presence In Action Collective

The Ripple

Edinburgh City Youth Cafe

The Junction, young people, health & wellbeing

Crewe Medical Centre

Scottish Federation of Housing Associations

Bethany Christian Trust

Changeworks

Port of Leith Housing Association

Shelter Scotland

Tynecastle High School Equity Improvement Group