Merseyside faces major challenges of social exclusion and regeneration. Those most affected by these challenges, residents of particularly deprived neighbourhoods and members of systematically excluded communities have a long tradition of self-organisation. However, they do not always have the skills, organisational capacity and systems needed if they are to be adequately involved in meeting these challenges.

Liverpool Network for Change was set up in 2001 to redress this disadvantage.  Initial funding for the Network came from a variety of charitable trusts, agencies and the Community Fund for our Community Empowerment Project.  In recent years, we have secured a grant through Liverpool City Council for the onward development of the our community empowerment work as well as funding through other charity grant funders. 

We are members of the Charity Law Association.

We administer Merseyside Refugee Support Network and contact details for these organisations can be found on other sections of our now joined website.

In January 2007, Liverpool Network for Change name was changed to Merseyside Network for Change to better reflect the sub-regional nature of our work.