R-evolution for Good

R-evolution for Good are a new community benefit society based in Moray, offering training and development to businesses, using 100% of their profit to work one-to-one with families, helping them to step out of poverty.

 

Earlier this year, R-evolution received start-up funding from Firstport, allowing them to launch their services. However, their planned launch date of March was quickly impeded by Covid-19 and the national lockdown. Founder Debi Weir and her team quickly had to pivot and move their services to online delivery. This has meant that counselling for families, and business training and development are now offered virtually.

Across Scotland, many families are struggling in the financial crisis being caused by Covid19 and lockdown measures. Job losses, reduced hours, and continuing uncertainty mean that a growing number of children live in households that cannot make ends meet.

Debi decided to set up R-evolution for Good, after seeing a dramatic rise in use of her other charity – Moray School Bank, which provides children with school and winter clothing. Research has revealed that 71% of children in Moray who are living in poverty are from working homes – highlighting the disparity between wages and actual living costs.

As R-evolution for Good is community owned, a share offer has been launched so that local people can be a part of the solution to tackle child poverty. The organisation are hoping to raise £40,000, to meet the costs of delivering training and development. Download the share offer as a PDF.

The rise in demand for support and counselling has tripled since the start of the pandemic, as families are struggling emotionally, financially, and mentally. The services and expertise that Debi and her team offer are vital to families across Moray, and can have a huge impact on the lives of families.

Later this month, Debi will co-host a virtual learning exchange…

Showcasing a short video which will highlight their challenges and opportunities so far, and how they’ve managed to pivot around the constraints of Covid-19.

This will be followed by a Q&A, and opportunity for participants to share their experiences, ideas, and solutions!

If you’re interested in hearing about how they managed to launch R-evolution for Good, while completely restructuring how they could deliver services – come join us!

The virtual learning series are supported by Inspiralba and Scottish Community Alliance, and are running throughout October, featuring social enterprises from rural Argyll and Bute, the Isle of Barra, and Moray. Sessions will run for 1.5 hours, and are free to join. For more information, check out the Eventbrite page. 

Email ahiggins@inspiralba.org.uk for more information.

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