Creating choice and opportunity for people who are homeless and marginalised
We provide life support and promote sustainable solutions through the provision of food, clothing, furniture, training and enterprise. We seek to improve the life-skills, resilience and wellbeing of our beneficiaries.
Your donation helps fights poverty and supports local people in Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester is one of the key economic centres in the North of England and yet levels of poverty remain a primary challenge.
People are in poverty
Children are living in poverty
People are in-work poverty
Who We Are
For over 20 years Mustard Tree has been a Greater Manchester based charity committed to providing life support for the homeless and marginalised. We support communities where ‘poverty and disadvantage remain a key challenge’ and where ‘levels of unemployment and economic inactivity are amongst the highest nationally’ (Manchester Poverty Commission, 2013). For those facing homelessness and the greatest disadvantage, we seek to open doors to a better future.
Featured Life Story
Euan – 19 months on-Before coming to Mustard Tree I was in a pretty bad place. All the experiences I’d had in work made me think that it wasn’t for me and I suffered from really bad anxiety that meant the idea of even...
Manchester Homelessness Charter Update(2/10/2016)-One of our dedicated staff members, Jez Green has been facilitating discussions about, then writing and editing drafts of, a Manchester Homelessness Charter. The Homelessness Charter is a document aimed at ending homelessness in Manchester, by encouraging individuals and...
The Empty Shop Results(2/4/2016)-The Empty Shop closed its doors on Sunday, weighing in with nearly two tonnes of clothing donations including over £70,000 of brand new unworn garments donated collectively by N Brown Group, Bestseller and boohoo.com! Through partnering with Manchester Arndale to bring...
The Empty Shop is Back(1/20/2016)-The Empty Shop; an award winning and unique charity fashion event, is back in Manchester for the third time following an incredible response in 2014 and 2015. The concept of The Empty Shop is that people bring clothes to the...