Welcome to the GMSEN Social Enterprise Directory
This directory enables anyone to browse existing social enterprises across Greater Manchester.
This directory is designed to help customers find social enterprises in Greater Manchester that they can buy from or trade with. It is also intended to help individuals, businesses and organisations find social enterprises they may wish to support according to their social impact.
Social Enterprises can be searched by either key word, or you can use the sector and borough filters. This directory is focused on Greater Manchester and is free to register and use. You may also wish to use Social Enterprise UK’s Buy Social Directory which includes social enterprises from outside Greater Manchester.
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|Social mission||Description of SE||Products or services sold|
|HMPasties||Employment, training and education, Income and financial inclusion, Mental health and well-being||HMPasties employs people with criminal convictions in a Manchester based Bakery, we employ, train and peer mentor people on release from prison.||We sell baked products, primarily Cornish Style Pasties but will be developing a broader range as we open our new bakery, products will include Pies, Sausage Rolls, Pork Pies, breakfasts and a range of sandwiches.|
|Home of Justice Network CIC||Employment, training and education, Housing and local facilities, Mental health and well-being||The company runs Home of Justice Network, a national voluntary organisation in Greater Manchester with a particular emphasis on delivering free, impartial, independent, confidential, generalist advice, advocacy, training, employment, support, information, referral, housing, representation and education. The organisation opened for business in August 2013.||We specialized in immigration (All types of Entry Clearance Visas, Further Leave to Remain and ILR advice services|
|HSR Psychology||Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being||We are a not-for-profit social enterprise as we provide children and young people with the skills they need to maximise their potential, and to be happy, safe and ready for life's challenges.||Educational and clinical psychology services.|
|Hulme Community Garden Centre||Conservation of the natural environment, Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||
A not for profit, community led organisation and charity (XR39212), created by 3 enterprising local residents in 1999 with a shared vision of greening and regenerating Hulme and its surrounds.
Our garden centre, open to the public 7 days a week is the heart of our business and gets bigger and better every year. We grow as much of our stock as possible and never use or sell...
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|Invisible Manchester||Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education||We train people who have been affected by homelessness to become walking tour guides of their city.||Tours|
|Joining Communities||Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being||
We provide learning interventions for local people who need help looking for work but have multiple barriers to sustainable employment. Multiple barriers include, but not limited to, low skills (including maths, English and digital), low confidence, long term unemployment, long term illnesses, learning difficulties and mild to moderate mental health issues.
|Joining Communities sells a service that is free at the point of contact to support people to overcome their complex barriers to work. The services comprises group workshops and one-to-one support for those with socialisation issues or more personal issues. This could mean an intervention to help them become more work ready or individual interactions to help them prepare for returning to work. Wherever they are in their journey, we will help them find their starting point and identify a route to a sense of wellbeing and a more fullfilled lifestyle which includes being in work.|
|Just Psychology CIC||Mental health and well-being||We provide services to address the psychological and mental health needs of children, adults and families, with particular emphasis on cultural diversity, cultural competence and social justice.||Family group conferences, therapy, training, expert witness work|
|Libralato Ltd.||Conservation of the natural environment, Employment, training and education||Founded in 2008, Libralato Ltd. aims to revive the legacy of Rolls Royce in its deprived inner-city birthplace. In Hulme, Manchester. Invented by Ruggero Libralato, the Libralato SMART engine – Simplified Multi-Axial Rotary Technology – is an eco-engine for the 21st century. After 5 years of painstaking analysis of working prototypes and £1.4m development costs, Libralato has...||The Libralato SMART engine is a compelling new concept of engine architecture and thermodynamic cycle, an historic breakthrough in internal combustion engine design, solving the problems of the Wankel engine (poor combustion, overheating, seal wear) through its exchange of gases between three dynamic chambers, its highly efficient geometry and its non-contact labyrinth sealing. Predicted to be more efficient than a diesel engine (40-50%) using gasoline, but 50% smaller and 30-50% lower cost, it enables plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) systems to fit into standard engine bays, reducing mineral fuel consumption by 70% and CO2 by 55% (well-to-wheel), breaking the car’s addiction to oil, cost competitively.|
|Life Leisure||Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Mental health and well-being, Physical health||Not-for-Profit Social Enterprise and Charitable Trust specialising in leisure facility management, sport, health and wellbeing.||Support people to live healthy lifestyles through operation of gyms, recreational facilities and swimming pools across Stockport. We provide doorstep sport and leisure opportunities for adults and young people in local communities. We manage a renowned Exercise referral programme and provide club and coach development support and run a variety of programmes to increase participation in physical activity and reduce inactivity.. We also run mass participation events such as the BIG 10km Run and Tough Tribe Obstacle Course Race.|
|Little Lavender Community Hub||Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being, Physical health, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||We are a new Social Enterprise working in partnership with our local charity.||We are a community cafe and have a space to hire for community events.|
|Manchester Community Transport||Citizenship and community, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||Not for profit transport operator||Passenger services for communities|
|Manchester Credit Union||Income and financial inclusion||Manchester Credit Union (MCU) is a member owned financial co-operative which offers fair and affordable financial services to anyone living or working within the MCU common bond. MCU is owned and controlled by its members and exists solely to provide services for the benefit of its members and potential members.||Savings products, corporate membership accounts, affordable loans and free life savings insurance|
|Manchester Deaf Centre||Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education||Supporting Deaf community to improve their quality of lives||Room hire, Communication Support (British Sign Language Interpreter, Lipspeaker, Note taker), British Sign Language courses and Deaf Awareness training|
|Manchester Digital Laboratory||Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education||
Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab) is a grassroots innovation organisation, based in Manchester UK. Our primary areas of focus are science and technology; arts and culture.
We support a diverse range of communities and activities – from monthly meetups and courses through to public experimentation with new...
|Training and learning|
|Manchester Roller Sports||Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being, Physical health||
Manchester Roller Sports Limited is a Charitable Community Benefit Society, Registered Number: 8121. Registered Address: Ardwick Sports Hall, 225 Stockport Road, Manchester, M12 4DY.
It's purpose is to make the world a better place by helping to build confidence, resilience and coping skills in under represented and marginalised groups, through the power of sport, on roller...
|The Objects of the Club are to carry on business for the benefit of the community by advancing amateur sport and community development through: promoting and encouraging participation in roller sports (including but not limited to roller skating, roller hockey and roller derby) as sporting and recreational activities for people of all abilities, within the local community; providing access to sporting facilities and opportunities regardless of age, income, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality or religious beliefs; encouraging development and awareness of roller sports locally, nationally, and internationally and respecting the rules and ethics of relevant sports governing bodies; and developing a centre of excellence and training for roller sports in Manchester which is open to all;|
|Mary Burns||Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Citizenship and community, Conservation of the natural environment, Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Housing and local facilities, Income and financial inclusion, Mental health and well-being, Physical health, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||Community media group||We produce the community centred magazine/website Salford Star, provide training in all aspects of the media and produce magazines for other ethical organisations|
|Milk & Honey cafe||Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being||Milk and Honey is a non-profit cafe run by volunteers and operated by St Peter's House, Chaplaincy to the Manchester Universities and RNCM. We serve beautiful breakfasts and lovely lunches 8am - 3pm Monday-Saturday, all freshly prepared by our chef and a team of volunteer helpers. We offer training, support and community to our volunteers and customers, alongside running a...||Food, Drink, On-site catering, Events.|
|North West Turkish Academy||Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being||We are part of a charity called North West Turkish Community Association. Providing Turkish language lessons in Manchester for children aged 4-15 and adults. Celebrating cultural occasions, promoting Turkish language, culture and the arts. Social hub for the Turkish-British community in Manchester||Providing Turkish language lessons in Manchester for children aged 4-15 and adults.|
|Northmoor Community Laundrette||Citizenship and community, Housing and local facilities||Northmoor Laundrette is managed by Northmoor Community Association, a local independent charity that also runs Northmoor Community Centre where a wide variety of activities and courses are available, as well as providing a meeting venue for Community Groups. The Laundrette provides much need service to the area at competitive prices and is also an outreach point for the...||Laundrette + Internet + cafe|
|Now Then Manchester Magazine||Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Citizenship and community, Mental health and well-being, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||Now Then is produced by the social enterprise Opus Independents Ltd. The Manchester edition currently publishes a new issue each month online, having produced 12 print issues between 2012 and 2014. We aim to cultivate choice, voice and responsibility by providing a platform for independent art, trade, music, writing and local news. We support Manchester's economy by only...||We sell marketing packages which currently includes campaigns via our online platforms (website, social media). The aim is to produce print magazines again in the future, which are funded by selling marketing packages that also include advertising space in order to fund the print magazine. As across the rest of our platforms, when selling advertising / marketing packages we only work with independent traders, community groups, charities and local government.|