Charity Number: 1197493

End Poverty Pledge for Individuals

Will you take the pledge as an individual?

We all have a part to play in solving poverty. 

For each of us, this means serving and helping others in our community, through paid work, volunteering, caring, and supporting friends and families in times of need, as well as joining in activities that strengthen our local community.

Here are some positive actions that you can take to help tackle local poverty:

  • Raise awareness of local poverty among your family, friends, and colleagues. More information
  • Make sure you pay contractors in good time, especially if they are self-employed workers or small businesses.
  • Think about what you could do to support someone you know to move out of poverty. 
  • Support charities that are tackling poverty in your local community by volunteering or by making a financial or in-kind donation.
  • Contribute all or part of your £400 energy rebate, if you can, to help others who need additional support to get through the cost-of-living crisis. More information
  • Organise or join in with local community events and initiatives that help to strengthen communities and reduce loneliness and stigma.
  • Write to your local MP to ask them to put pressure on local and national government to do more to tackle poverty. More information
  • Find out about all the support and resources that are available in your local area and share this information with people around you. More information
  • Encourage the organisations and groups that you are part of to sign the End Poverty Pledge.

As an individual, I commit to do what I can to work towards a poverty-free future in Surrey:

We would love to hear from you!

If you have taken the pledge let people know on social media! Print out the pledge sign and take a photo! #EndPovertySurrey



The number of people coming to us for help is growing rapidly, but food banks are not a long-term solution to poverty. We can only end poverty by tackling its root causes. Together we can make a difference, if enough of us commit to doing what we can to reduce the stigma of poverty and improve the lives of those who are experiencing financial hardship.

No, this is not a fundraising campaign. We want you to focus on what actions you can take, as an individual or organisation, to reduce the stigma of poverty and improve the lives of those who experiencing financial hardship.

There are lots of ideas on the website, starting with listening to people’s stories and gaining a better understanding of the issues. We recommend that you start small, and build up from there. Even small changes can make a big difference if enough people join in. Please get in touch with us if you are a local organisation and would like to discuss this further.

No, it is up to you if you want to tell us what actions you are taking to help tackle poverty. But, if you are willing, we would like to share what you are doing, to inspire and encourage others to sign the End Poverty Pledge.

We won’t be checking whether people fulfil their pledges – that is completely up to you. We only ask that you take the End Poverty Pledge seriously and that you do your best to make a difference, as an individual or as an organisation. We cannot change the world alone. But if everyone does something, then together we can make a difference to this community.

Please use social media and any other networks that you are part of to tell others about the End Poverty Pledge and encourage them to join in.

When you sign the pledge, we will send you occasional updates on the campaign, including sharing what other local individuals and organisations are doing to tackle poverty in our community. You can unsubscribe at any time if you wish.

Of course! Any Individual is welcome to pledge to uphold the values of our campaign. However our charity operates in the following areas of Surrey: Banstead, Epsom, Ewell, Leatherhead, and Tadworth.

As such our activity and focus is to serve the residents of these areas.


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