The Mustard Tree

The Mustard Tree

Charity information

The Mustard Tree

Mustard Tree works with people experiencing; homelessness, poverty, long term unemployment, poor mental health, addiction recovery, criminal records, social isolation, refugees and asylum seekers. We provide one to one support to help them achieve self-determined goals, to gain stability and to get into or ready to enter employment. We also provide crisis intervention through food parcels, clothing, sleeping bags and furniture.

Founded 1994

  • Mission statement

    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.

    Our focus is on tackling both the causes and consequences of poverty by offering:

    • Provision: When people are in crisis we offer food, clothing and furniture. By meeting their basic needs we establish a relationship of trust and open the door of welcome, hope and possibility.

    • Progression: We offer life-skills, training, volunteering, education, mentoring and employment opportunities to help people to increase their resilience and enable them to escape poverty and homelessness – for good.

    • Partnership: We work collaboratively with our beneficiaries, enabling them to contribute to the Mustard Tree Community and work with them to set self-determined goals, as well as working with individuals, agencies, businesses and community groups to broker long-term solutions to the poverty and inequality in our city.

  • Aims

    The Mustard Tree aims to:

    • To combat poverty and prevent homelessness across Greater Manchester
  • Overview

    Established: January 1994

    Registered Charity Number: 1135192

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 30

    Part time staff: 5

    Volunteers: 135

    Phone number: 0161 850 2282

    Address: 110 Oldham Road, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6AG

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
  • A place of welcome hope and opportunity

    At a time when homelessness and destitution are seen by so many people simply as unpleasan... More