Anti-Poverty Strategy for Perth and Kinross 2024–2030

Closed 12 Apr 2024

Opened 13 Mar 2024


Perth and Kinross Council, the local Anti-Poverty Task Force and our community partners are developing a strategy that will help us to tackle poverty in the area.

We want to hear your views so we can develop an inclusive and innovative Anti-Poverty Strategy that will help to reduce the numbers of people living in poverty in Perth and Kinross.

Why we need an Anti-Poverty Strategy

Across Perth and Kinross it is estimated that 30,000 people are living below the poverty line, and 27,200 of them are experiencing deep or very deep poverty (living on below 50% or 40% of median earnings).

We want to reduce these levels of poverty, and the impact it has on people. This will help our residents to lead happier and healthier lives and reach their full potential.

How is this strategy being developed?

The strategy provides an opportunity for the Council, the local Anti-Poverty Task Force, Community Planning Partners, third sector and community organisations, and local businesses to work together to tackle poverty across Perth and Kinross.

Over the last six months all these stakeholders have developed priorities and action areas for the strategy. Other interested parties like community groups, community-based Council and NHS teams and the local Child Poverty Working Group have also been discussing and developing priorities that they think need to be addressed.

We want to hear your views on:

  • Some identified key priorities for reducing and tackling poverty, and what we can do to achieve theise priorities.
  • How the Council can work more effectively with the third sector, community and businesses to tackle poverty.

There are two ways in which you can help shape the strategy:

  1. Invite our Project Officer Margaret Lynch to your organisation, service or team meeting by emailing
  2. Complete this online consultation.

Thank you for taking the time to get involved, and for helping us to reduce and tackle poverty in Perth and Kinross.


What happens next

Your feedback and suggestions will be included in a report considered by the Council when agreeing on key anti-poverty priorities and areas of action. 


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