Welcome to the Cornwall Independent Poverty Forum website. The Cornwall Independent Poverty Forum (CIPF) has always worked to help those in need and to offer project development support to organisations that seek to help others.

For more than 20 years, the CIPF has developed and operated a number of initiatives, including the Backpack Beds Project, which offers temporary weatherproof shelter for those sleeping rough, as well as the Cornish Christmas Giving Catalogue Project.

The CIPF also raises awareness of the problems of poverty in Cornwall. In 2019 the CIPF produced their Citizens Panel Report and in 2020 produced the report A Fair and Just Future for Cornwall.

We also work closely with other organisations such as Church Action on Poverty and End Hunger UK and we helped establish End Hunger Cornwall.

A Fair & Just Cornwall

Leading Cornish voices, drawn from business, community, faith and charity sectors, have set out their vision of a ‘Fair and Just Future for Cornwall’ in a report that will be presented to council leaders and the Cornish MPs.

Community Manifesto

This community manifesto is a first step in articulating how Cornish groups are meeting the needs of their communities and how these works might be emboldened and developed.

You Can’t Eat the View Report

Reflections on 2019’s successful End Hunger Cornwall Conference have been gathered together into this report. The event brought together a wide range of participants from local community groups and agencies.