The Matthew Tree Project is committed to partnership working, believing that it is only possible to make a truly transformational change by organisations and people working together, inter-dependently and with mutual respect:
The Matthew Tree Project engage and work in effective partnership with the four pillars of society:
- The church/faith community
- Local and national government (policy makers)
- Local and national corporate business sector
- Third sector of statutory, voluntary and community based organisations
Each one of these 'four pillars' has a significant influence and impact upon society and the lives we live in the UK. To ignore and/or not engage with any one of these is to greatly reduce our potential to make a positive difference for the many thousands of people living in poverty in the UK today.
Some examples of this are TMTP membership of:
- Bristol's Joint Planning Board for Welfare Reform & Advice Provision
- Bristol Food Network
- Bristol's Food Policy Council
- Linking Health Network in Bristol (part of the Heath & Well-being Board)
- Bristol's newly established Fairness Commission Panel
- Business In The Community Network
- Bristol Networks (for church/faith groups)
TMTP have developed partnerships with key businesses, churches, agencies, and voluntary groups that is enabling us to deliver our vision and expand throughout Bristol and across the UK.