Q: What is Children in Poverty Inverclyde?
A: It is a non-profit charity established in 2014 and is a registered charity in Scotland (number SC044563) with its registered office at 17 Langhouse Place,Inverkip PA16 0EW.
Q: Who does it help?
A: We are an organisation here for all, regardless of gender, age, religion, race, or ability.Our priority is to provide assistance to those children whose families face daily challenges within our key priority areas. In addition we offer support in the form of delivery and/or partnership to eternal charities and other organisations who offer value in the community and whose principles fit within these key priority areas.
Q. What type of project delivery are you involved in?
A: Our main thrust is in the provision of holidays for Inverclyde families in poverty to the beautiful scenic location of Hunters Quay Holiday Park on the Cowal Peninsula where the children enjoy great facilities with recreational and outdoor activities where they feel stimulated,energised, laugh and get them interested in life.
We receive donations of new and almost new clothing and these are distributed to local children nurseries in neighbourhoods of deprivation and low income. Adult clothing donations are passed to Inverclyde Homeless Group.
Q: Where does Children in Poverty work?
A: Our charity focuses on Inverclyde, principally Greenock and Port Glasgow, which contain the areas of highest deprivation and low income resulting in child poverty.
Q: How is the money raised?
A: We raise money in a variety of ways. We operate a number of fundraising events and activities throughout the year. These can include, but are not limited to; charity football matches,supermarket bag packing, quiz nights and our Annual Christmas Raffle. In addition to fundraising, we also raise money by applying to a variety of grant making trusts and funders who support our project delivery.
Q: Does the charity pay remuneration or expenses to Trustees/volunteers?
A: Absolutely not. We are a registered charity in our own right (SC044563) and the proceeds of all monies raised and awarded support our charitable aims with all monies raised funding the holiday activities projects.
Q: How can I contribute to help the charity?
A: There are various ways you can support Children in Poverty Inverclyde; from signing up to a regular monthly contribution or one off donation or send us a cheque.