620,000 people are living in poverty in Greater Manchester.

We’re here to change that. 

Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) is a recognised leader on poverty in the UK and exists to end poverty in Greater Manchester and beyond. We deliver independent, evidence-based activities to address socio-economic disadvantage. These focus on maximising the financial resources available to households, amplifying the voices of people with lived experience, and working with our network to achieve meaningful change.

We won’t stop until our city-region is free from poverty.

  • The poverty monitor is an exceptional tool and piece of work

    Local stakeholder
  • The outcome you helped us reach is genuinely life changing

    Family supported through Money Matters
  • GMPA plays a vital role in helping people like me, who are thinking about Westminster most of the time, understand the poverty context and policy levers at a local and regional level

    Becca Lyon, Head of Child Poverty at Save the Children UK
  • GMPA has provided an outside perspective from an area more developed in terms of tackling poverty. Through the discussions and subsequent report, I have been able to gain a broader perspective on what can be done and what we’re not doing. A result of this is our recent move to adopting the social-economic duty.

    Cllr Sam Coleman, Rother District Council
  • GMPA's work greatly helps Salford City Council shape anti-poverty policies

    Salford City Council
  • GMPA provides a focal point and drive for the debate about how to tackle poverty in Greater Manchester - without GMPA I think that debate would be much more fragmented and less effective

    Local stakeholder

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Chris HoughGreater Manchester Poverty Action