Global Link was set up in April 1993, initially as part of Lancaster & District YMCA, as a resource centre for development education materials. In 2000 Global Link became an independent charity and then a company limited by guarantee. Global Link is now one of six development education centres in the Northwest of England, a member of the DECs Consortium and Think Global.
Global Link is a charitable company limited by guarantee. Global Link is managed by a voluntary management committee and employs permanent staff members, as well as occasional short-term staff. Global Link is further supported by the invaluable contributions of volunteers.