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.

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June 2021 was our first APLE Month! See what we got up to here:


Our New Book: Socially Distanced Activism

For more information on our book,


For more on our Digital Divide campaign:


APLE Month 2021

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APLE Month 2021
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For the month of June, The APLE Collective are highlighting and celebrating all of the organisations, charities and individuals who have lived experience of poverty or use their voice to campaign against poverty and inequality.

IDEP 2019

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Our Digital Divide Campaign
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Including our participatory webinar, briefing paper and blog posts-

IDEP 2019

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IDEP 2020: Lighting up the UK map.
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October 17th marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The APLE Collective are documenting the solidarity shown for this monumental day by lighting up the UK map with activities that are happening all across the country to commemorate IDEP 2020.

Socially Distanced Activism

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Socially Distanced Activism: Our new book!
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Drawing on case studies from Thrive Teeside, ATD Fourth World and Expert Citizens (APLE Collective organisations), this book interrogates the term ‘lived experience’. It critically investigates how knowledge gained from lived experiences of poverty is integral to developing effective COVID-19 policy responses.

Become an APLE Member

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Become an APLE member!
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We invite you to join us, to get involved and to contribute to our campaigning. Poverty is bad for everyone and we place value on people with direct experience of poverty having opportunities to affect the decisions that impact on them. We believe meaningful change to eradicate poverty is only possible when this happens-

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Read our most recent blog post here-



We are delighted to announce that we have won UK Parliament Awards Digital Campaigner of the Year!


APLE Members Twitter accounts:

@ThriveTeesside @ExpertCitizens

@ATDFourthWorld @DoleAnimators

@corganisers @HartActionLab

@raparuk @PTCScotland

@startpointsk6 @SglParentRights