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‘Pounds against Poverty’ surpasses target

January 4th 2018

Our Pounds against Poverty crowdfunding appeal has raised £2,728.

 

Pounds against Poverty campaign total

Thanks to the generosity of many individuals and organisations, the total exceeds our initial target of £2,000 by 36%.

The funding will be used alongside funds from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in our ambitious goal to reduce poverty in Wales to 10% by 2030. As it stands, poverty is expected to increase over the next three years to a shocking 27%. We’ll be developing practical solutions to new and long-standing challenges that people face in Wales, and persuading government, businesses, communities and people to take action.

At the end of January, we’ll be pressing ahead with our five-step plan, based on tried and tested ways to help people move away from a life of poverty, for good. These are:

  • Building an economy for all
  • Boosting education and skills
  • Creating stronger families and communities
  • Cutting the costs of housing and essentials
  • Addressing complex needs

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