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|
|PIE: Pursuing Individual Excellence||Employment, training and education||PIE aims to connect young people from disadvantaged backgrounds with local businesses, and help develop communication skills, work experience and cultural capital experiences. Hopefully by providing these 'missing slices' we will help young people to imagine and reach their full potential.||Educational services including workshops, projects and enabling connections between schools and businesses.|
|Positive Moves cic||Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being, Physical health||We work with disadvantaged groups to improve health and well being||Community transport, mental health older peoples work working with SEN advocacy and support|
|PossAbilities||Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being, Physical health||PossAbilities is a Social Enterprise co-owned by staff and the people we support. We deliver innovative, integrated and personalised services to vulnerable adults and young children enabling them to live the life they choose.||We deliver a range of social care services, including supported living, day services, respite, shared lives, supported lodgings, outreach and employment|
|Project.INC||Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being||Alternative and Inclusive learning for 11-19 potential NEETs||Education. Currently Access to Art|
|Pure Innovations||Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being||Support disabled and disadvantaged people to lead meaningful purposeful lives||Social enterprise & community cafes, services for employment volunteering and training skills|
|Raising Relationships CIC||Mental health and well-being||A CIC set up to provide psychological interventions to families who are at risk of having their children taken into local authority care. We aim to promote healthy and safe family relationships with a range of specialist services.||Psychological interventions including parent empowerment groups (safe carer groups, to reduce the risk of sexual and physical harm), interventions for parents based on non-violent resistance principles (NVR), psychologically informed parenting time plans (e.g. contact centre interventions), interventions to reduce the risk of parental alienation. We will also provide psychological consultation and training, and increase awareness in the community.|
|Reason Digital||Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||Digital agency specialising in social tech.||Websites, apps, marketing, social media & digital strategy|
|Recycling Lives (Social Enterprises) Ltd||Conservation of the natural environment, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||We provide employment, training, and accommodation to support homeless individuals and ex-offenders back into Independent Living. We also operate Food Distribution Centre for Lancashire and Cumbria providing food to over 150 Charitable organisations||Waste Management, Skip Hire, Scrap Metal Processing, Recruitment Services|
|Refugees & Mentors CIC||Employment, training and education||Supporting refugees to improve their employment prospects and/or get jobs||Mentoring projects|
|Restorative Communities CIC||Citizenship and community, Family, friends and relationships, Housing and local facilities, Mental health and well-being||
Restorative Communities CIC offers training and consultancy in a range of restorative approaches which are applicable to a wide variety of settings within the community.
We also specialise in providing management and facilitation of Neighbourhood Restorative Approach referrals which alleviate demand on front line agencies while positively bringing together all those affected...
|Training in restorative approaches, ranging from (pro-active) restorative practice, through to (re-active) restorative justice to both level 1 and level 2 standard. Management and facilitation of restorative approach referrals. Referring agencies can be any community organisation working with conflict and currently include the police, local authority and housing associations. Mediation services Workplace grievance facilitation. Restorative approaches within schools Assistance with employee assistance programmes.|
|Salford CVS||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||
Salford CVS is the city-wide infrastructure organisation for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector; providing specialist information, advice, development support and opportunities for influence and collaboration.
Our work includes providing support for VCSE organisations to establish and develop, including delivering training for their staff, volunteers and...
|Training – we offer a wide range of bespoke training options, including business planning, responding to bids and tenders, demonstrating impact / social value, safeguarding, volunteer management Consultancy – we provide a wide range of specialist support on an hourly rate basis Financial management - including advice (pensions, HMRC, etc), budget-setting, book-keeping, payroll, management accounts, independent examinations Office space – including hot desk facilities Administration services - including minute-taking, copying, record-keeping PQASSO Mentoring Service DBS (was CRB) checks – for staff and volunteers Event management NB – our chargeable services are available to VCSE organisations from across Greater Manchester|
|Script Social Media||Employment, training and education, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||
Script Social Media (SSM) is a not-profit social enterprise which offers Digital PR services to the Third Sector, the Public Sector and specialists SMEs. It also offers training which builds the capacity of organisations.
SSM was born from the realisation that voluntary sector organisations struggle to market themselves; today we provide cost-effective digital marketing,...
|Social Media: Consultancy, Training, Social Media Management, Events and Campaigns|
|Shared Future CIC||Citizenship and community, Housing and local facilities, Mental health and well-being, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||We are a Community Interest Company primarily serving the North West of England. With a growing pool of associates based across the UK, we are also able to undertake work anywhere in the country. Our aim is to provide an excellent service that makes a difference to communities and individuals and works towards a fairer, more equal society.||We provide a range of services from Social enterprise start up advice and support, through to citizen engagement and participatory budgeting. Through our associates we undertake a wide range of consultancy services that support the work of public bodies, not for profit organisations and social entrepreneurs.|
|SharpFutures Manchester CIC||Employment, training and education||SharpFutures is a social enterprise that supports diverse young people into employment in the creative digital and tech sectors||Discover Education Services, POD (People on Demand)|
|SK Eight||Citizenship and community, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||A social enterprise coffee shop||Food and beverages and events|
|Social adVentures||Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being, Physical health||Social adVentures is a wellbeing social enterprise specialising in public health and social care contracts that run alongside social businesses – such as garden centres, community cafes and, childcare nurseries.||Public health contracts -wellbeing, mental health, social prescribing; Community Cafe; Community Gym, Childcare Nurseries; Community Garden Centre; Forest School|
|Sow the City||Conservation of the natural environment, Housing and local facilities, Mental health and well-being||
Sow the City is an award winning social enterprise based in Manchester. Established in 2009 with a few packets of seeds and some compost, we’re now the leading specialist food-growing company in the city.
Growing food in cities makes a lot of sense – gardens, allotments, patios, rooftops and window-ledges all have the potential to provide us with an abundance of free and...
|We largely sell services. We offer community consultation, site design, landscaping, running workshops, community development, events, consultancy|
|St Thomas Centre||Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Conservation of the natural environment, Employment, training and education, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||An accessible, attractive and unique conference and meeting venue offering excellent customer service.||We offer a range of meeting rooms and layouts, packed with character, to suit a wide variety and size of events. Our main hall is the central hub of the building, and can host up to 140 people (theatre style). It blends stunning original features of the old church with the modern technology required by today’s conference organisers. Five separate breakout/meeting rooms all benefit from natural light flooding in from the original church windows, creating spaces that you can inspire and reflect in.|
|Stack Recruitment||Employment, training and education||A micro recruitment agency that specialises in helping young autistic adults get into employment, using innovative, accessible recruitment methods.||Recruitment agency|
|START||Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being||Mental Health charity that uses creativity to improve the mental health of vulnerable communities||Mental health support and recovery|