Greater Manchester Social Enterprise Network

Welcome to the GMSEN website! Please browse the social enterprise directory, news and case studies, information about local and thematic networks in Greater Manchester, a range of support you can access and places to seek out finance and funding. And if you like what you see, please REGISTER for FREE. The website is new and developing so please do get in touch about what's missing and what else you'd like to see.

GMCVO is hosting this website to enable the development of the network and directory. See more here

Social enterprises are dynamic, innovative and diverse and they make a difference.
GMSEN wants to showcase SE across Greater Manchester and to connect SEs with each other, with the networks and organisations who can support them and with opportunities for business and growth. We also want to help businesses and organisations connect with this exciting and developing sector and find the right SEs to provide them with excellent products and services while delivering impressive social impact.

COVID-19 - Updates and info for social enterprises
For an up-to-date summary of the different support, resources and key info out there relevant to social enterprises trying to navigate the Coronavirus outbreak, follow this link


Latest news from the social enterprise sector...

COVID-19 Resource Hubs for Charities & Social Enterprises

Resources, information and tools to support social enterprises navigate COVID-19 published by Good Finance, Social Enterprise UK, Business Growth Hub & GMCVO...

Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programe

This programme has helped almost 2,000 people start up and scale social enterprises, charities, community projects and impact-led organisations. Applications are open until Thursday 30th April 2020.

Bright Ideas Fund - Now Open! Deadline 7th April

Funded by Power to Change, the £3.2m Bright Ideas fund offers tailored support and grants of up to £15,000 to develop projects. Deadline: 7th April

Social Enterprise eBulletin - March 2020

The GMCVO Social Enterprise eBulletin is now available for March 2020