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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 …


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 …

First 100 days Manifesto 2021

Posted on 23rd March 2021 | Uncategorized
What is the 100 day manifesto? Our country is in crisis. We need to plan big, but we also need to act right now. This is the 100 day manifesto for our economy, it asks, What can we do right now? Using resources we already have, what will have the biggest impact on …

Why support Purple Shoots – some common objections part 3

Posted on 9th March 2021 | Uncategorized
Purple Shoots creates long term, sustainable change for the people we support. Our loans enable our borrowers to create businesses which provide a pathway for them out of debt and the benefits system and the hopelessness of unemployment. The economic and social impacts are huge both for them and for …