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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 …


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 …