Together We Are Stronger Than Working Alone


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.