Turning ideas into action for a sustainable future in Greater Manchester.
Established in 1996 and named after their first project, MERCi promote social, environmental and economic sustainability.
Sustaining Change Programme
They support third sector organisations to become more sustainable – socially, environmentally and economically through a sustainability audit, workshops and ongoing support.
Networks and Forums
They host a variety of networks including the Environment Network For Manchester (EN4M), the Transport Action Group, and the Sustainable Neighbourhoods Action Group (SNAG). SNAG have their own website, which outlines the latest policy and consultations.
Health and Wellbeing
The Herbie Project provides affordable, fresh fruit and vegetables to residents living in areas of East Manchester with poor access to fresh foods.
Venue Space and equipment
Bridge-5 Mill is the first 'centre for change' in Manchester, based in Ancoats. It provides a focal point for debate and action around sustainability. The centre provides community resources including conference and meeting rooms, equipment hire and offices for voluntary groups and social enterprises.
Ridgeway Community Garden
Located in East Manchester, the garden provides a healthy outdoor community space.