The Kindling Trust is a fledgling not-for-profit social enterprise with charitable aims. We are working to establish a radical and pioneering social change centre and enterprise zone in the rural Northwest of England, to practice and demonstrate sustainable production, living and activism, and to support others working towards an ecological and just society. In the mean time we are also working on a number of exciting projects here in Manchester.
Kindling is defined by seven guiding principles that are the foundations both of everything that we do, and of the way in which we work towards our aims.
Kindling is being developed by a team of four individuals. Helen Woodcock and Chris Walsh are co-founders of MERCi, and have also worked on numerous other social enterprises and community activist projects; Matt Fawcett is a long-term environmental and human rights activist and founder of Open Plan-IT (an ICT social enterprise); and Emily Farrow is a General Practitioner in Tower Hamlets, London, and previous volunteer with the British Medical Foundation for Victims of Torture.
We are supported by a number of organisations and funders who have aided different aspects of our development or specific projects. They are listed on the Funders & Supporters page.
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