The CIPF facilitates a number of regular meetings. In addition the CIPF also look to organise yearly conferences, often called Poverty Hearings, that look to highlight issues around poverty and also how best to alleviate poverty in Cornwall.
Please see below for more information on our meetings and email us via the links below to join the networks and receive the relevant joining instructions.
Challenge Poverty Week 2023
This year, Challenge Poverty Week in partnership with Church Action on Poverty will run from the 16th to the 22nd of October. We are asking projects working to address a range of issues to get involved. We are asking you to invite local leaders, including M.P.’s and Local Councillors, to visit your project to show case the excellent work you do and to offer to your visitors insights into why so many people in our communities are suffering from poverty.
There will be a chance to post photos and a short comment A report will be prepared and widely distributed to raise awareness of the issues and to try and influence local and central government planning and policy making, with a view to making positive changes in regard to poverty.
There will also be a Conference on the 13th of October, as part of Challenge Poverty Week at St Michaels Church Newquay from 9.30am to 2pm – Eventbrite link HERE.
Church Action on Poverty is also involved in a meeting on the 14th of October, involving a range of national organisations in an event titled Free from Poverty. A focus on all of these events is that the soaring cost of living in Cornwall will deny dignity to many people Andrewy@cornwallindependentpovertyforum.com
Please encourage local leaders to visit your project in CPW or sometime in October. If you cannot find a local leader then please just take a photo of your group with the attached Challenge Poverty Week poster included and post using hashtags
Poverty Forum Meeting
We meet once a month on the first Tuesday of the month, currently via Zoom. This meeting provides a space for discussion and facilitates networking between those working in Cornwall to end poverty.
For 2023, these are our upcoming dates:
November 7th 2pm at 2pm at Liskeard Foodbank
December 5th 2pm Zoom