What if people who have directly faced poverty were involved in making the decisions about how to tackle poverty?

This question is at the heart of Grassroots Voices, City Shapers, which aims to understand the causes and real effects of poverty in our city.

We are working in partnership with grassroots voices in the city. They have all experienced poverty and hardship, but they want to help others and improve inequality, by working with the city shapers from the civic and business who make the decisions about how our city is run.

Watch our launch video below:



Our grassroots voices shared their experiences at a packed public meeting with residents, business and civic leaders from the city in attendance. People then pledged support for the process.

The Grassroots and City Shaper groups will then partner together over a 1 year period, investigating three poverty topics in detail and working TOGETHER to form solutions. 

Part of a National movement

We are delighted to work with a series of other Poverty Truth Commissions:

WEST CHESHIRE POVERTY TRUTH POVERTY TRUTH COMMISSION SCOTLAND
LEEDS POVERTY TRUTH COMMISSION SALFORD POVERTY TRUTH
BIRMINGHAM POVERTY TRUTH

Partnering with

We are pleased to be working with a number of partners including:

BARROW CADBURY TRUST JOSEPH ROWNTREE FOUNDATION

Want to find out more?

Contact Evelyn Williams, Wolverhampton Poverty Truth Coordinator

E: [email protected]

Visit the website at www.wolvespovertytruth.org/