Some disclaimers:

Not all of these groups are active all the time.  Not all of them will be to the 

“taste” of everyone reading this handbook. That’s fine, a movement of movements 

needs diversity.  But please, get involved in something bigger than yourself.

 Learn new skills, keep your promises. The climate crisis needs you.

Many of these groups are intersectional organisations, and the categories 

they have been divided into are not definitive, but more for ease of reading.


BLM, BAME and Racial Justice Activist Groups

  • Manchester Abolitionist Reading Group- Twitter: @tweet_marg
  • Manchester March- Twitter: @MarchManchester Instagram: @ManchesterMarch
  • Northern Police Monitoring Project- Twitter: @NPoliceMonitor
  • Resistance Lab- Twitter: @ResLabMcr


Climate Activist Groups in Manchester

  • Climate Emergency Manchester- Twitter @ClimateEmergMcr [the folks who put this handbook together]
  • Fossil Free Greater Manchester- Twitter: @FossilFreeGM 
  • Frack Free Greater Manchester- Twitter: @FrackFreeManc
  • Fridays for Future Manchester- Twitter: @FFFManchester
  • Friends of the Earth Manchester- Twitter: @FOEMCR
  • Young Friends of the Earth Manchester Twitter and instagram: @YoungFoeMcr Manchester Green Party Twitter: @McrGreenParty
  • People & Planet UoM- Twitter: @PeopleUoM 
  • Save Ryebank Fields @RyebankFields
  • Trees Not Cars MCR Twitter: @TreesNotCars
  • XR Youth MCR- Instagram: @XR.MCR.Youth
  • Youth Strike Manchester- Instagram: @YouthStrikeMcr


Direct Action help/advice

Disclaimer: The authors of this handbook and CEM are not legal advisors, however these organisations will be able to give far more adequate advice and support relating to direct action:


Feminist/Womens’ Refuge Groups

  • MCR Women’s Aid- @MancWomensAid
  • Manchester Rape Crisis- @MCRRapeCrisis
  • Safety for Sisters- Twitter: @Safetyforsisters
  • Sister Supporter Manchester- Twitter: @SisterMCR
  • Sisters Uncut MCR- Twitter: @sistersuncutMCR
  • Women’s Voices Manchester: Twitter: @WomensVoicesMCR


Housing and Rough Sleeping Organisations

  • Acorn Manchester- Twitter- @AcornManchester
  • Greater Manchester Housing Action- Twitter: @gmhousingaction
  • Lifeshare- Twitter: @LifeshareUK
  • Manchester Anti-Precarity Network- @MCR_Precariat


Infrastructure Activist Organisations

  • Better Buses Greater Manchester- Twitter: @BetterBusesGM 


LGBTQ+ Activist Organisations

  • Greater Manchester LGBT Social Support Network- @GMLGBTSSN
  • Sparkle- the National Transgender Charity- Twitter: Sparkle Weekend


Refugee and Asylum Seeker Organisations

  • Manchester Amnesty- Twitter: @amnestymanc
  • Manchester City of Sanctuary- Twitter: ManchesterCoS
  • Manchester Migrant Solidarity- Twitter: @ManchesterMiSol
  • Saheli Manchester Twitter: @SaheliMCR
  • Women Asylum Seekers Together Manchester- Twitter: @WastCampaigning


Unions and Workers’ Groups

  • Manchester SolFed- Twitter: @ManchesterSolFed


UoM Activist Groups

  • BDS Campaign- UoM- Twitter: @BDSUoM
  • UoM Disabled Student’s Campaign @UoMDisabled 
  • UoM LGBTQ+ Campaign- Twitter: @UoMLGBTQ
  • UoM Trans Campaign- Twitter: @UoMTrans
  • Manchester SU Women’s Campaign Twitter: @women_su



  • Books Beyond Bars- Twitter: @BeyondBarsUK
  • Global Justice Manchester- @GlobalJustManc
  • Our Shared Cultural Heritage Manchester- Twitter: @OSCH_MCR


It would be impossible to include an exhaustive list of all activist groups and organisations in Manchester, but if you would like your organisation to be included in future editions of this handbook, or if you think we’ve missed someone out, please contact us at

Inclusion in this handbook =/= unconditional endorsement.