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Get Levelling-up done

Posted on 29th September 2021 | Uncategorized
Levelling-up is declared as one of two pillars of current Government policy. The Prime Minister has said: “…talent, energy, enthusiasm and flair are evenly spread across the UK…it is opportunity that is not” I wouldn’t disagree with that – but I think I would go further. In the Welsh communities where Purple …

Pontypridd Town Council invests in Purple Shoots (Extract from a press release)

Posted on 14th June 2021 | Uncategorized
Pontypridd Town Council have invested funds into Pontypridd-based charity Purple Shoots. Purple Shoots tackles poverty, disadvantage, unemployment and social isolation through encouraging entrepreneurship and independence. One of the things it does to achieve this is “microfinance” – offering small, ethical loans to aspiring business owners to enable them to start or …

June 2021 Newsletter

Posted on 7th June 2021 | Company News
Dear Friends and Supporters It's just over 6 months since our last newsletter and when I wrote that one, I didn't expect that we would still be in a lock.down, and still struggling with all the restrictions that involves. However, the end could be in sight now and there is definitely …

TACKLING CHILD POVERTY THROUGH TACKLING FAMILY INCOME

Posted on 20th April 2021 | Uncategorized
The Bishops have been preparing a policy ask for Government on the topic of tackling child poverty and they asked a number of charities, including us, to identify issues and suggest solutions which they could include in their proposals. This is what Purple Shoots suggested. Much has been written about tackling …