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:

  • Joint Planning Board for Welfare Reform & Advice Provision (Bristol)
  • ACFA (Advice Centres for Avon) network
  • Urban Food Producers Group (Bristol, Sth Glos, BNES)
  • Public Health Food Group (Bristol)
  • Fairness Alliance (Bristol)
  • Connected Communities Consultation Group (national)
  • Bloomberg LGER (Learn, Grow, Eat, revolution - Bristol)
  • Feeding Britain (national, APPG food poverty public inquiry recommendation)
  • South Gloucestershire Food Poverty Strategy Group (Sth Glos)
  • VCS Stakeholders Prospectus Group (Bristol)

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.