Economic inequality in developed nations creates a poorer quality of life for everyone, and the UK has one of the worst levels of inequality among the developed world.

Colchester Equality is one of many non-politically aligned local groups around the country affiliated with the national charity, The Equality Trust, in promoting a shared vision for a fairer and more equal future for the UK.

The Equality Trust is a charity founded in 2009 to educate and campaign on the benefits of a more equal society. It works with others to build a social movement for change, analysing and disseminating the latest research, promoting robust evidence-based arguments and supporting a dynamic network of campaign groups across the country.

Colchester Equality works alongside The Equality Trust to encourage local political acknowledgement of the symptoms of inequality, lessen the effects of policy which contributes to it, and encourage moves to tackle the sources.

The Living Wage Foundation
Colchester Equality are also a local campaign partner for the Living Wage Foundation, helping to encourage Colchester employers to pay a living wage.