Last call for evidence to help tackle poverty in Fife

Members of the Fairer Fife Commission with chairman Martyn Evans (centre).
Members of the Fairer Fife Commission with chairman Martyn Evans (centre).

Groups and organisations in the Kingdom are being reminded that there are only a few days left to submit evidence to the Fairer Fife Commission.

The independent commission brings together senior figures from across public, private and voluntary sectors who are working over the course of this year to come up with some recommendations for Fife Council and its partners in the way they tackle the problems of poverty and deprivation.

The commission has asked groups, organisations and individuals to get involved in the fight against poverty by making views known and providing information and evidence.

Deadline for submissions is Friday, May 22.

Martyn Evans, chairman of the commission and chief executive of the Carnegie UK Trust, said: “The views and evidence we receive from will be analysed and fed into our work programme. Our final findings and recommendations will also take account of a range of other contributions. The views of groups and individuals could make a real difference so please help us by getting involved.”

Fife Council leader David Ross added: “Poverty is ruining lives in Fife and the costs of dealing with poverty fall on us all. That’s why we set up the Fairer Fife Commission and I hope as many people as possible will contribute to the work of the Commission so we can find practical ways of addressing poverty across the Kingdom.”

As well as gathering evidence over the coming months, the commission is having themed meetings between now and November. The next meeting in June will focus on ‘Place’ and ‘Being Well’.

For more information on how to have your say, go to