The Matthew Tree Project

The Matthew Tree Project

At a glance


  • Financial inclusion
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Mental health
  • Poverty relief
  • Substance misuse
  • Training / employment support

Other details

Geographical remit: 
National - Britain


We believe everyone has the capability to be remarkable and has the ability to excel in something.

Our vision is to empower and support people who have fallen into crisis, for whatever reason, to rebuild their lives and create a better, healthier, happier future.

Our vision is to create a sense of community where people feel safe, understood and supported. To connect people and families in crisis together with services, activities and skills training they need and would benefit from, in a seamless and easy way.

Our vision is to provide opportunities for people and communities to help each other and contribute towards making the world around them a better place to be.

Our vision is to succeed in the above so that one day we can close down The Matthew Tree Project because there is no need for it.


Since its launch in 2011, The Matthew Tree Project has created the unique ‘Rebuilding Lives’ programme and progressively expanded its service support provision in a well thought through, joined-up and highly effective way. The model has been granted registered trademark status by the Intellectual Property Office recognising its unique profile. ‘Rebuilding Lives’ is first and foremost built on a foundation of selfless compassion and non-judgemental care.

The ‘Rebuilding Lives’ model is delivered by way of a small team of qualified and skilled staff working through larger teams of dedicated, well trained and well supervised compassionate volunteers.

Each case is supported for as long as there is a need, currently 13 weeks on average across all cases, with a full ‘wrap-around’ range of support services from The Matthew Tree Project or via an extensive and growing strategic partner network. 

These services include but are not restricted to:

  • Acceptance, inclusion and the time to build relationship and understanding of the causes, barriers and unique issues of every case
  • Client navigation to other support services required
  • Weekly supplies of fresh, chilled, frozen, ambient food for the whole family
  • Nutrition and dietary advice
  • One-2-One mentoring including practical and emotional support as needed
  • Skills training in specific issues, i.e. budgeting; ICT; home cooking; careers; food growing; food waste reduction
  • Advice in debt; housing; employment; addiction recovery; fuel poverty; mental health; family breakdown; abuse
  • Crisis grants for essential household items and emergency payments

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