“On behalf of the Executive Council, we would like to personally welcome you to the Greater Manchester Pakistani Association (Gmpa). Whether you are a student, professional or a senior citizen looking to opportunities to get together and/or give back to your community, we assure you that you have come to the right organisation. We look forward to meeting you at one of our future events and building a relationship with you. Best of luck in your future endeavours!”

Board of Directors, GMPA

Greater Manchester Pakistani Association (GMPA) Limited was incorporated on 21 Aug 2013 and is located in Pakistani Community Centre 481 Stockport Road, Manchester, M12 4NN, United Kingdom. It gives focus to needs of the community and provides opportunities to get together

We are the most recognised Pakistani organisation in Greater Manchester. We are open to all people of Pakistani descent & take pride in promoting Pakistani interests and culture while at the same time being a vibrant member of British Society.

Our overriding mandate is to serve the Pakistani community of Greater Manchester. In comparison to 1947 the Pakistani community has increased and now includes substantial representation from all corners of the country. GMPA has been the organisation facing the challenges of an expanding and dynamic community and we continue to evolve and change to address the needs of this growing population. We continue to serve our community with a group of selfless and tireless volunteers and continue to educate the mainstream community about Pakistan.

Our outreach is great and we strive to deliver to the needs of our community. Our efforts do not stop at just the Pakistan Day festivities. We are involved politically, socially and morally. We offer a full adult and youth sport league to the community along with participation in disaster relief efforts, family counseling, financial assistance and many other services.

GMPA works in Manchester and surrounding areas but not exclusively for the Pakistani community. It works with the inhabitants and local authorities, voluntary and other organisations. We work to advance the education of the inhabitants, to preserve their good health, and to provide facilities for social welfare, for recreation and other leisure time activities. It is an example of community self help because it was created by and is led by members of the community that it serves. The association also hosts events for the community to celebrate days of cultural and religious significance.

GMPA is dedicated to helping, not only the local Pakistani community, but at the same time by helping ALL other communities by operating an open door policy towards all.

At Pakistani Community centre we offer a range of classes and activities by working in partnership with other groups. Through this, we are able to offer a wider variety of services. The faith, trust and commitment from our community and partner organisations have helped us to overcome many obstacles and we are now in a stronger position than before. We strive to provide first class service and with regular feedback from our service users, we ensure that their social, cultural, educational and recreational needs are provided for in the best possible way.

Aims and Objectives:
• To provide management support to the centre
• To develop and deliver a wide range of services to the diverse community
• To focus on needs of the community and improving quality of existing services and activities
• To collaborate with local community for desired services
• To ensure our activities fit against the priorities identified in the Longsight ward plan:

•  Improving Neighbourhoods through Resident Empowerment and Community Capacity
•  Linking Residents to Support and Opportunities
•  Capitalising on the District Centre
•  Reducing Crime and Improving Safety
•  Improving the Local Environment
•  Improving the Health of Residents