About us

Introducing Greater Manchester Poverty Action

Word art about usGMPA is a not-for-profit organisation that works to prevent and reduce poverty across Greater Manchester. We have developed extensive knowledge about poverty in the city region, identified a powerful network of stakeholders and organisations who share our values, aims and vision and we have influenced policy and practice in several ways since we were constituted in 2016.

Our vision is of a Greater Manchester free from poverty where all residents can realise their potential and access the benefits of living in a diverse and vibrant city region.

On these pages you can find out more about GMPA.

Our StrategyMeet the TeamMeet the Board
Impact ReportingOur ValuesPrincipal Partners

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Our Network

Impact Survey speech bubble for GM Poverty ActionGMPA’s work involves engaging with stakeholders across Greater Manchester. The network includes over 1700 organisations and individuals from across the private, public and VCSE sectors who receive our fortnightly newsletter. Members of this network also attend our events, engage in our policy and programmes work and work with us to identify responses to poverty across the city region.

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GMPA has provided training to stakeholders on a number of issues relating to poverty. We aim to support organisations to better understand some of the complexities around poverty and enable them to improve policy and practice as a result. Our training offer includes our Understanding poverty data, definitions and measurement and Maximising support for low-income households course. We are currently able to offer these courses on a bespoke, in-house basis.

Please email to find out more.

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