The APLE Collective is a national collective of individuals who experience poverty. Working together with organisations that support us to take positive action to eradicate poverty.

The APLE Collective aims to create a sustainable grassroots network across the UK, to raise awareness of poverty, reduce stigma and work together to affect change.

In February of 2018 members from groups all across the UK met up in York and decided they would like to start to meet together regularly to look at ways of working together. These groups are Thrive Teesside, ATD 4th World, Dole Animators, Hope Rising Action Group, Salford PTC, West Cheshire PTC, Community Pride CIC and Expert Citizens.

In April 2018, with help from facilitators at Turning The Tide we had some thoughts about the benefits of coming together and what we might like to achieve:

  • Shared mission and values
  • Network of connections
  • Share knowledge
  • Support each other when needed
  • National exposure- On shared issues coming up across the groups
  • Change the Story- Change media stories to be focused on the lived experience.

In June of 2018 we decided the vision statement for the group and in July we started to plan to coordinate events across the UK that would raise awareness of The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

Since then we have continued to raise awareness of this day as part of the APLE Collective, lighting up the UK map with activities happening all across the country to commemorate IDEP, sharing blogs and more.

Moving forward, the APLE Collective are continuing their campaign work to address the Digital Divide and building the membership of the APLE Collective.

For more information on The APLE Collective, visit the website here: