Principals Partners play a central role in supporting GMPA – could your organisation join them?
GMPA is reliant on financial and non-financial support from funders and other stakeholders, including from our Principal Partners. The scheme was established in response to organisations who have expressed an interest in supporting the work of Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) at an enhanced level and contributing to the sustainability of the organisation. Principal Partners commit to supporting GMPA financially each year and through strategic advice and support.
Principal Partners share our vision and acknowledge the important role GMPA has to play in strengthening efforts to tackle poverty across the city region. We wanted to thank those organisations who have already confirmed their membership of the scheme in 2021.
Why do Principal Partners support GMPA?
“Oxfam’s mission is to tackle poverty wherever we see it, around the world and in the UK, by working with communities to fight the injustices and inequalities that fuel it. We are therefore very pleased to support the work of GMPA as a lead and convener, working in partnership to challenge policies and practices and put the voices of people in poverty at the centre of change, to make Greater Manchester a fairer place for all.”
Silvia Galandini at Oxfam
“It’s often said that Greater Manchester is a thriving and exciting place to be. If you’re doing well, that’s true. But it is not true for everyone. We have not eliminated poverty. There are still massive differences in the opportunities, wealth and life expectancy of people who live and work here – something which the COVID19 crisis has highlighted more starkly than ever. Macc is a supporter of GMPA because we want to call attention to these issues, the factors which cause them and build a movement which will create real change.”
Mike Wild at Manchester Community Central
“Southway is proud to be a principal partner for GMPA and supports the important work the group does to fight against poverty in Greater Manchester. We are a committed and forward thinking not for profit community based housing provider, and fighting poverty is a key priority for us. Our vision is having thriving communities and a key measure of this is that we will have helped to eliminate child poverty within the next ten years. We recognise that we will only achieve this by working in partnership with others.”
Helen Sharples at Southway Housing Trust
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If you’d like to have a conversation with us about your organisation becoming a Principal Partner please contact Graham Whitham.