Faith Network for Manchester was established in 2004. It grew out of the then Local Strategic Partnership and Manchester Community Network. When these bodies wound up, FN4M continued to provide and develop a faith network for the city. It gained funding for a variety of projects and opened Manchester Multifaith Centre in 2012.
In 2013, three years funding was secured from the Equalities Programme of Manchester City Council. This enabled the appointments of a Community Development Worker (half-time), supported by a part-time administrator, as well as two sessional project workers. The network continued to develop, delivering five projects around the city: interfaith dialogues, 'In Your Faith' for schools and young people, 'Women of Faith', Peace Mala workshops and a research project.
In 2016, a further year of funding was secured from the Equalities Programme, enabling all the projects to continue. A further grant was also secured from the City Council to develop a programme of interfaith dialogues for the student community of the city.
FAITH NETWORK FOR MANCHESTER is a charity registered in England and Wales no: 1144161