Join our community of digital and social innovators in Manchester

The Federation is an ecosystem of digital and social enterprises. Our community is built on co-operative values of social responsibility, openness, honesty and caring for others.

Our home in the centre of Manchester offers flexible event, meeting and co-working spaces. We also have a user research lab, podcast studio and cafe.

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Please note

We have now postponed all events and will not be taking bookings until further notice.

This is in line with the government’s advice relating to the coronavirus pandemic.

We will keep this website updated with any new information about events and bookings.

We wish you good health and hope to be able to welcome you to The Federation soon.

The Federation Team

Watercooler Chats

Open Data Manchester have started hosting "Watercooler Chats" on Zoom. Take some time out and catch up with people from the ODM community. Sessions take place every Monday and Thursday at 3pm-4pm. To find out more, visit their website.

Amity - Virtual Coffees and Mental Spa sessions

Our friends Katie and Maria at Amity have started hosting "Virtual Coffee" and Mental Spa sessions. "Virtual Coffees" are informal video chats where you can have a good catch-up over a cup of coffee. And Mental Spa sessions are free 1:1 coaching sessions where you can get support with whatever is on your mind. To find out more about these sessions and to schedule an appointment, visit the links below.

Virtual Coffees

Mental Spa sessions

Upcoming events

Our story

From the original startup of the Rochdale Pioneers to the community of digital and social organisations we have today.

Read our story

Find us in the centre of Manchester

We are steps away from Victoria train station and Shudehill tram and bus station. There are also several car parking options nearby.

Federation House,
2 Federation Street,
M4 4BF
Federation House location