Campaigns supported by the Independent Food Aid Network
Guarantee Our Essentials
The Trussell Trust and Joseph Rowntree Foudnation's Essentials Guarantee would embed in our social security system the widely supported principle that, at a minimum, Universal Credit should protect people from going without essentials. The UK Government would be required to set the level of the Essentials Guarantee at least annually, based on the recommendation of the independent process.
Stop the Squeeze
The Economic Change Unit's, Stop the Squeeze campaign is a coalition of civil society groups who are calling on the government to tackle the cost of living crisis by guaranteeing affordable energy, boosting incomes, and raising taxes on wealth.
Plenty to Share
From This is Rubbish: Many organisations are battling hard to redistribute surplus food to people facing food insecurity – but a growing number are realising that this is not a long-term solution to either food waste or food poverty. A number of organisations have come together to call for a world without food waste or poverty - where we waste less and share more.
Scrap the Cap
From the Poverty Alliance: "We all want to live in a society where everyone has enough to live a decent and fulfilling life. But people impacted by the benefit cap are currently held back from this. The Scrap the Cap campaign will call on the UK Government to remove the benefit cap, which places a limit on the total amount of benefit payments a person or family can receive. We believe that it is wrong, in principle, to sever the link between the support a person needs and the level of support they receive."
Living Income Campaign
The New Economics Foundation's living income campaign aims to set an income level below which no one can fall. Everyone should afford the basics for a decent quality of life, whether in or out of work. By fixing our broken social security system and creating new universal payments, a Living Income will guarantee a sufficient minimum income for all.
Food for Thought
The STUC Women’s Committee are leading the campaign to expand universal free school meals to all children and young people attending publicly funded schools in Scotland.
Free School Meals for All
From the National Education Union. Right now, Free School Meals for every child stop after year two. We know that when children are hungry they can’t learn. Why are children as young as seven denied something so essential to their learning? We are a movement of educators, parents and concerned community members ready to put this right.
Warm this Winter
Warm This Winter is a new campaign from a coalition of over 40 of the UK's leading charities - demanding the government acts now to help people struggling with energy bills this winter, and to ensure we all have access to affordable energy in the future.
Zero Hours Justice
Zero Hours Justice campaigns to end the use of unilaterally-imposed zero hours contracts, provides legal information and advice to zero hours workers and seeks to encourage employers to stop using zero hours contracts or use them in accordance with its strict "Fairer Hours" criteria through its accreditation scheme.
All Kids Count
The Child Poverty Action Group's All Kids Count campaign is fighting for every child's right to free health care, a good education, and a childhood free from poverty. Ultimately, they are calling for the government to lift the two-child limit so that families will be given the support they need from the social security system when they experience tough times.
The Trussell Trust's #5WeeksTooLong campaign is in response to the growing number of people moving into Universal Credit. Every person who applies for this must wait at least five weeks for a first payment. This is leaving many without enough money to cover the basics and forcing people into foodbanks. This campaign is hoping to inspire people to "Join Together", "Build Pressure" and "Make Change".