Principal Partner: Great Places “Great Places is proud to act as a Principal Partner for GMPA and support the excellent work the group is doing in Manchester. As a housing association with social value at its core, we strive to improve the lives of those living in our communities – whether that’s through financial advice, training and skills support, or helping our customers into employment. We believe that by working together, we can do more – collaboration is key to building a better future for those living in poverty across our city.”
Greater Manchester Poverty Action relies on financial support from our Principal Partners and through funding for project work, such as our work on food poverty and the GM Living Wage Campaign.
With a lot of VCSE sector resource now being redeployed to directly address the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak, funding opportunities for organisations undertaking strategic policy and influencing work are likely to be limited in the short term. This has already had an impact on GMPA’s funding position, and we are using the frontpage of today’s newsletter to call for organisations and individuals to support us financially so that we can continue the fight against poverty.
The economic impact of the lockdown is likely to be felt most by those places already experiencing poverty, and more households across the city region will be facing financial insecurity over the coming months. As with all economic shocks, the effects of this current crisis will be felt for years. Addressing this will require a renewed effort and focus on tackling poverty, not just by the government in Westminster but by local decision makers across Greater Manchester.
That’s why we believe the work of GMPA has never been more important. It is vital that we are able to continue supporting stakeholders to tackle poverty, whether its supporting local authorities to develop effective anti-poverty strategies, networking food banks and food clubs or identifying good practice that can be replicated across the whole of the Greater Manchester. We can only continue with this work by growing our Principal Partner and Supporter schemes.
Our Principal Partners Scheme involves larger financial pledges of support. If this is something you would like to discuss further, please contact us . Principal Partners join the GMPA Advisory Group alongside people with lived experience of poverty. Organisations who sign up as Principal Partners will be listed on our website and will be sent a “Greater Manchester Poverty Action Principal Partner” image for use in their own publicity.
Our Supporters Scheme involves smaller donations and you can sign up by completing this form. Organisations who sign up as supporters will be listed on our website, and will be sent a “Greater Manchester Poverty Action Supporter” image for use in their own publicity.
Principal Partner: Oxfam “Tackling poverty and inequality, wherever we find it, is the central mission of Oxfam, including in the UK, so we are very pleased to support the work of GMPA as a lead and convener, working in partnership to challenge policy and practice and make Greater Manchester a fairer place for all, placing the views and experiences of people in poverty at it’s heart”