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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World Homelessness Day (10/10/2017) - World Homelessness Day Today, it’s World Homelessness Day. The 10th day of the 10th month is an opportunity to raise awareness of the plight facing so many people. In fact – if you live or work in Manchester you will...

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Back to school: What can you do to help children in poverty on their return to school? (9/18/2017) - For many children, going back to school is an exciting time. Friends are reunited after a long summer and the prospects of the fun activities that the new school year beholds brings joy and enthusiasm. However, for those living below...

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Andy’s Sculpture at The Lowry Hotel (6/30/2017) - Andy, one of Mustard Tree’s Freedom Project participants, is having a sculpture exhibited at The Lowry Hotel this month. Andy spent 6 years in the Cheshire Regiment as a machine gunner in wartime and a Musician in the Drummer Corps...

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