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.

Our aim is to create a sustainable, grassroots network across the UK to raise awareness of poverty, reduce stigma and work together with others to eradicate it.

Our Values: As part of the APLE Collective everyone in the network has an equal opportunity to have their voice heard.

Commitment to equality.

Respect the dignity of people from all backgrounds and actively seek to promote equality and diversity in our work.

Led by lived experience.

Work together at a national, regional or local level to promote the voices and influence of those with lived experience of poverty on the decisions that impact them and to raise awareness of and reduce the stigma associated with poverty. 

Learning Together

Build the capacity of individuals with direct experiences of poverty to share their insights through peer support, training and knowledge sharing.

Our #LightUpTheUKMap campaign.

The APLE Collective’s groundbreaking “Light Up The UK Map” campaign, aims to showcase the incredible efforts being made to tackle poverty and commemorate the International Day to End Poverty 2023 (IDEP). This initiative boldly brings together individuals with lived experiences during IDEP, ensuring their voices are heard loud and clear. Through the power of an interactive map, this campaign vividly illustrates the extent of solidarity and hard work taking place nationwide. Don’t miss out on discovering the awe-inspiring events happening near you!

The digital divide

The digital divide is holding back our communities.

The APLE Collective (Addressing Poverty with Lived Experience) is a growing national collective of people and groups across the UK experiencing poverty. We exist to support each other and amplify the voice of marginalised people living in poverty, working alongside allies to take positive action to eradicate and mitigate the impact of poverty.

One of our key areas of focus is digital exclusion. COVID-19 has shone a light on the impact of digital disconnection and now the “digital divide” is set to widen with the cost of living crisis affecting many households. 

APLE Newsletter

Keep up with the APLE Collective through our monthly Newsletters.

APLE Month 2023

From Volunteers Week to spotlighting our favourite organisations.

The Digital Divide

One of our key areas of focus is the changing landscape of the digital divide.


APLE Blog Posts

Lived experience experts.