“So many organisations are involved in combating poverty and in dealing with the effects of it, but to have an independent organisation whose role is to focus wholly on the causes, effects and mitigation of poverty is so vitally important. An organisation that is not in ‘competition’ with others, but instead serving them to do what they do better is similarly important.” Respondent to GMPA’s 2020 Annual Impact Survey
Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) was incorporated in May 2016. The organisation was established to combat growing levels of poverty across the city region through policy and systems change. Initially GMPA’s work was delivered through a voluntary network. Since 2017, we have grown the organisation’s staff team and begun to develop and deliver several outputs that have enabled us to shape the way Greater Manchester responds to poverty.
Greater Manchester Poverty Action’s Impact Report 2017 to 2020 details our achievements up until December 2020 as we work towards our vision 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.
Our achievements to date include growing the number of Real Living Wage accredited employers, supporting local authorities in establishing anti-poverty strategies and initiatives, building a network of nearly 1400 stakeholders committed to addressing poverty and bringing together organisations from across the public, private and VCSE sectors to take collective action on food poverty.Impact Report