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The Perth & Kinross Anti-Poverty Taskforce is here to address poverty in Perth & Kinross through a commitment to collaboration, coordination, and inclusivity.

By fostering partnerships across sectors, we aim to coordinate effective strategies that drive tangible change and create a more equitable future for all in Perth & Kinross.

This Taskforce brings together representatives from the public, private and third sectors and includes many third sector organisations who are providing on-the-ground support to people facing poverty in Perth & Kinross. See below for a full list of members.

  1. To work collaboratively across the public, private and voluntary sector across Perth & Kinross to tackle poverty
  2. To provide a coordinating focal point for actions aimed at reducing poverty across Perth & Kinross
  3. To engage with local communities and stakeholders
  • Childcare
  • Employability
  • Food Security
  • Transport

“The Anti-Poverty Taskforce in Perth & Kinross is about championing fairness through collaboration. The aim is to engage with people in Perth & Kinross to drive change at a local level and together, forge a brighter, more inclusive future for all.”

Shaheena Din, Project Chair and CEO of PKAVS

“I am grateful to be part of the Anti-Poverty Taskforce and have this opportunity to expand my knowledge of community work. I can’t wait to collaborate and coordinate with you all to foster relationships that drive meaningful community engagement and action across Perth & Kinross.”

Juana Sahagun, Project Coordinator and Development Officer at TSI (Perth & Kinross)

Members of the Anti-Poverty Taskforce

The Taskforce also includes these Perth & Kinross Councillors:

  • Brian Leishman 
  • Caroline Shiers 
  • Dave Cuthbert 
  • Grant Laing
  • Peter Barrett
  • Tom McEwan 

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