About GMPA

Inspired by the evidence base of the Greater Manchester Poverty Commission’s (GMPC) report of February 2013, Greater Manchester Poverty Action launched early in 2014.

A small number of public, private and civic sector individuals formed a ‘coalition of the willing’. This coalition has since grown to nearly 90 organisations and individuals.

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Our Aims

  • Raise awareness surrounding issues of poverty, and activities which are addressing them
  • Network those who are working to address poverty in Greater Manchester
  • Be a catalyst for action within Boroughs and across Greater Manchester as a whole
  • Help provide a voice for those in poverty across Greater Manchester
  • Support and challenge the culture and practices of social, public and commercial sector organisations in relation to addressing poverty

GMPA Activities

GMPA’s activities includes monitoring across a range of topics that impact on poverty, hosting events to bring together those that can positively influence awareness and resources surrounding poverty, and practical help and information for those living in poverty across the Greater Manchester area.

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Our Twitter feed shares updates from both GMPA and other relevant organisations, charities and associations involved in taking action on poverty. Follow us!

Our latest News and Blogs, plus details of any forthcoming GMPA events, can be found by visiting our News page

A great way to connect with us, and to help us to raise awareness of poverty issues across Greater Manchester is via our Facebook page. Find Us!






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