“GMPA is a key player in Greater Manchester poverty agenda. They are able to communicate complex issues clearly and well across a wide range of people and disciplines relating to poverty”

“If GMPA did not exist, we would need to invent it.”

“The type of work that GMPA do, for example influencing and bringing information together at the Greater Manchester scale, is really helpful. It bridges a gap between the neighbourhood/local and national.”

“GMPA are a great resource – the work that is being done to support and give a voice to those in need is incredibly important, more so now than ever.”

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.

You can find out more about our work between 2017 and 2020 in this Impact Report. It details our achievements up to 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 over 1500 stakeholders committed to addressing poverty and bringing together organisations from across the public, private and VCSE sectors to take collective action on food insecurity.

Every year we survey our network to understand more about how people value and utilise our work. You can read the results from our 2021 Annual Impact Survey here.

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