Project information

United Kingdom Poverty Solutions Map

We want to map those areas that show worst unemployment and worst chances for vocational training. Finally we want to make a convergent maps showing both, this map being a target area for hotspot. We have a map for London presentable to donors and all Members of Parliament.

January 2012 - January 2013

Charity information: Global MapAid

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  • Need


    “All I can tell you is that me, myself and the group I was in, none of us have got jobs. I’ve been out of work now for coming up 2 years, 18 months…. look this is what’s gonna happen if there’s no jobs offered to us out there.”

    22 year old male London rioter, summer 2011


    The UK Poverty Solutions Map will provide a scientifically valid as well as visually compelling approach to targeting unemployment in the hotspots. The map will demonstrate clearly where further vocational training is required, in order to help reduce unemployment.

    The map can be given to MPs and social leaders and a huge variety of philanthropists and social activists.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Creation of a multilayer map showing overlaps of worst unemployment and worst vocational training.


    » Collect UK unemployment data for England, Scotland, N.Ireland, Wales - DONE
    » Collect UK vocational training data for England, Scotland, N.Ireland, Wales - DONE
    » Make a demonstration map for London - DONE
    » Make a UK wide map - TO DO Make the whole process a Wiki data collection coupled to an automatic on line mapping

    What success will look like

    Success will be creation of a UK wide map showing overlaps of worst unemployment and worst vocational training.

  • Impact


    Inspiration of rational and carefully thought through sustainable employment initiatives in areas of high unemployment in the UK.

    Please email for the London example.


    There are very few risks. We have asked for donors to step forward but none have done so yet. So we will continue to make the map regardless.

    If we had the cash, we could make the map very much more quickly as well as disseminate it quickly and more effectively.

    We think that in a double dip recession this is a useful tool.


    There is no proof of action - like a completed map.

    We would agree to complete the map to a deadline.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £40,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £10,000 Dissemination Printing and posting and arranging a Press Conference for the UK Poverty Solution Map
      £15,000 Map Creation Completion of the UK Map
      £15,000 Website Development Creation of a Community to capture data for 2013 UKPSM

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Rupert Douglas-Bate £1,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    UK wide


    Those unemployed living in the areas highest unemployment and least opportunity for vocational education.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    No other charity has developed the innovative mapping techniques that we have.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Doug Eamer

    Doug is a well seasoned Geographic Informations Systems executive, with over 20 years of experience. He is leading the project.