Since 1994, Mustard Tree has transformed the lives of people in Greater Manchester who are trapped in poverty or homelessness, by enabling them to gain the skills and self-confidence they need to reach their full potential.

The Problem

Greater Manchester is one of the key economic centres in the North of England and yet levels of poverty remain a primary challenge.

Source: Greater Manchester Poverty Commission


People are in poverty


Children are living in poverty


People are in-work poverty

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Trees of Ancoats (9/23/2016) - We approached the New Islington Free School earlier this year about working on an art project which would brighten up the surrounding area of their new building in Ancoats. Creative Programmes Manager, Graham initially came up with the idea of fusing...

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Fatman Scoop visits Mustard Tree (9/22/2016) - We had the pleasure of welcoming American hip hop artist Fatman Scoop to Mustard Tree for him to learn more about what we do and how we help to transform lives. He spent some time watching our drama group perform an extract...

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Mustard Tree and the Manchester Homelessness Charter travel to Brazil to work with global arts and homelessness movement, ‘’With One Voice’’. (7/15/2016) - By Jez Green, Facilitator of the Manchester Homelessness Charter. Although I have worked for Mustard Tree for eight years, since November 2015 my time has been seconded to the city, to work across all sectors and to facilitate an exciting...

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