What if people living at the sharp end of poverty could take the lead on calling civic and business leaders in the city to work with them on developing and delivering solutions to poverty?
The Leeds Poverty Challenge is supporting this to happen. Drawing on the motto of the South African post-apartheid Truth and Reconciliation process – ‘nothing about us without us is for us’ – and inspired by the Scottish Poverty Truth Commission, the Leeds Poverty Challenge is led by people with first-hand experience of poverty, working with ‘civic leaders’ in the development, delivery and evaluation of solutions to poverty.
Each cycle of the Leeds Poverty Challenge lasts about two years. It is currently in its second cycle.