Principal Partners Scheme

Principal Partner logo 2022 for GM Poverty Action
Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) exists because of the support of likeminded individuals and organisations across Greater Manchester, and beyond, who share GMPA’s desire to see an end to poverty in our city region. Organisations can join GMPA’s Principal Partners Scheme through which they can support GMPA with larger pledges of funding. Principal Partners agree to support GMPA for at least three years and, along with others, form our advisory group. If you or your organisation is interested in becoming a Principal Partner please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

For more information about the scheme click here.

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.


We are delighted that the following organisations signed up as Principal Partners for 2022. If you click on the logos you will see a quote from each Partner that illustrates the value they believe GMPA brings to the fight against poverty across the city region.

Mike Wild

Chief Executive of Macc

Mike Wild

Chief Executive of Macc

Silvia Galandini

Domestic Poverty Lead, Oxfam GB

Silvia Galandini

Domestic Poverty Lead, Oxfam GB

The Rt Revd David Walker

Bishop of Manchester

The Rt Revd David Walker

Bishop of Manchester

Zoe Taylor

Communities Manager, Trafford Housing Trust

Zoe Taylor

Communities Manager, Trafford Housing Trust

Lynn Collins

Regional Secretary, TUC North West

Lynn Collins

Regional Secretary, TUC North West

Dr Julian Skyrme

Director of Social Responsibility, the University of Manchester

Dr Julian Skyrme

Director of Social Responsibility, the University of Manchester

Nicole Kershaw

Chief Executive, One Manchester

Nicole Kershaw

Chief Executive, One Manchester

Professor Lisa Scullion

Professor of Social Policy and Co-Director, Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU), University of Salford

Professor Lisa Scullion

Professor of Social Policy and Co-Director, Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU), University of Salford

Matt Harrison

Chief Executive, Great Places Housing Group

Matt Harrison

Chief Executive, Great Places Housing Group

Sarah Klueter

Assistant Director – Housing & Community Investment Wythenshawe Community Housing Group

Sarah Klueter

Assistant Director – Housing & Community Investment Wythenshawe Community Housing Group

Kate Prince

CSR Manager, Kellogg’s UK

Kate Prince

CSR Manager, Kellogg’s UK

Cllr Paula Boshell

Statutory Deputy Mayor, Salford City Council

Cllr Paula Boshell

Statutory Deputy Mayor, Salford City Council

Helen Sharples

Head of Communities at Southway Housing Trust

Helen Sharples

Head of Communities at Southway Housing Trust

Christine Moore

Chief Executive, Manchester Credit Union

Christine Moore

Chief Executive, Manchester Credit Union

Patrick O’Dowd

Director, Caritas Diocese of Salford

Patrick O’Dowd

Director, Caritas Diocese of Salford

Ben Gilchrist

CEO Caritas Diocese of Shrewsbury

Ben Gilchrist

CEO Caritas Diocese of Shrewsbury

Cllr Mahadi Mahamed

Assistant Executive Member (Anti Poverty), Manchester City Council

Cllr Mahadi Mahamed

Assistant Executive Member (Anti Poverty), Manchester City Council

Kelly Webb

Operations Director Customer First, First Choice Homes Oldham

Kelly Webb

Operations Director Customer First, First Choice Homes Oldham

Sue Cox

Head of Neighbourhoods, Jigsaw Homes Group

Sue Cox

Head of Neighbourhoods, Jigsaw Homes Group

Bill Lovat

Regional Director, Regenda Homes.

Bill Lovat

Regional Director, Regenda Homes.

Councillor Eleanor Wills

Executive Member with lead responsibility for poverty strategy

Councillor Eleanor Wills

Executive Member with lead responsibility for poverty strategy

Rachel Parkin

Save the Children, Head of North of England, UK Impact

Rachel Parkin

Save the Children, Head of North of England, UK Impact

Cllr Susan Gambles

Cllr Susan Gambles

Jonathan Seabrook

Senior Partner, Dynamics Group

Jonathan Seabrook

Senior Partner, Dynamics Group

 

GMPA Piggybanks July 2022 for GM Poverty Action

Chris HoughPrincipal Partners Scheme