Social mission Description of SE Products or services sold
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
Stitched Up Co-operative Ltd Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Citizenship and community, Conservation of the natural environment, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action Inspiring action on sustainable fashion Clothes making, mending & upcycling workshops for organisations and the public, monthly Repair Cafe, quarterly clothes swaps, reclaimed textiles.
Swan Kitchens (at Back on Track) Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being Swan Kitchens is Back on Track’s catering social enterprise. Our aim is to provide training, work placements and volunteering opportunities for adults who have had problems with homelessness, mental health, substance misuse or offending, helping people get the skills and experience they need to build a better future. Over 35 people have moved from Swan Kitchens into paid... We offer a range of hot and cold options, salads, cakes, and more, and we have options for gluten free, vegan, vegetarian and halal diets. All our food is prepared fresh on the day of delivery, using good quality ingredients. If there is something you want you don’t see on our menu, please get in touch and we will try to help! You can order online, and we can deliver your food to you - see our booking form for more information.
TACMAC CIC Employment, training and education Training and employment for 18-25 year old ex-offenders Rehabilitation
Talkoot CIC Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Citizenship and community, Conservation of the natural environment, Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being, Physical health Talkoot means ‘a gathering of friends and neighbours to accomplish a task’
Here at Talkoot CIC we have a love of creativity, of being outside in nature, and of making connections with and between the people we meet.
Therefore our particular ‘talkoot’ is to nurture people’s creativity, to encourage healthy mindsets via simple tasks in natural surroundings, and to build...
At Talkoot we provide a specialist learning approach, influenced by Swedish Forest School and Montessori approaches. Within defined boundaries we encourage child-led sessions; giving children an equal, unique, and extremely valuable opportunity to discover nature and their own sense of independence. Being outdoors in our Forest School encourages mindfulness, creates positive relationships, and encourages awareness and responsibility for the environment. Forest School takes a long-term, sustained approach to outdoor learning, and invites children to experience new challenges, take appropriate risks and build self-esteem through achievable tasks.
The Blair Project Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Employment, training and education, Income and financial inclusion, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action Filling digital skills gaps through provision of technical and vocational education training to disadvantaged young people using the power of motorsport and 3D printing to engage, inspire and enthuse! ProtoGP Schools Kart Challenge, Makerspace for communities, digital skills training including cyber security, digital manufacturing, traineeships, community karting, community enterprise training
The Bridge Service Mental health and well-being, Physical health The Bridge Service is an out-patient eating disorder service located in the centre of Manchester that provides children and young adults with immediate access to multidisciplinary specialist services.

Our overall aim is to increase the accessibility of eating disorder services and aid recovery by providing patients with immediate access to an evidence-based multidisciplinary...
Therapy services
The Circus House Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Citizenship and community, Mental health and well-being, Physical health The Circus House is a community interest company committed to investing the proceeds of our work into providing better training facilities and opportunities for our community. We offer classes, workshops, training space, teachers and performers for hire and we run community shows and events throughout the year.
The Digital Life Skills Company Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being We teach young people essential digital life skills, enabling them to thrive in a digital world. Fully-facilitated workshops (in-school and in non-educational settings), classroom resources for teachers, training programmes for teachers, family learning workshops.
The Goodness Collective CIC Citizenship and community, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action A social enterprise that exists to better co-ordinate local businesses want to give with the need in the local communities. Assistance to the VCSE sector and businesses in building meaningful and sustainable relationships for mutual benefit. Memberships to businesses who want to make better connections with their local communities. Paid events in order to develop a local cross sector networking and community funding pot model.
The Proud Trust - Sidney St Cafe Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being Sidney St Cafe is a cafe and outside catering business based within Manchester's LGBT+ Centre. We believe food is a great way to bring people together and we provide great quality, excellent value food whilst supporting young LGBT+ people. We have an Outside Catering business for meetings, conferences and events, run a Community Cafe at The LGBT+ Centre on Sidney St and offer room hire within our Community Centre
Third Sector Accountancy Limited Employment, training and education, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action Company limited by guarantee, aiming to register as a worker co-operative in due course; we aim to support the third sector by providing quality accountancy, book-keeping and assurance services at a reasonable price. Year end accounts; book-keeping; payroll; advice and consultancy; VAT support services; corporation tax returns; assurance
Uni consulting, Unique Improvements Ltd Mental health and well-being, Physical health Reducing health inequalties within deprived communities through community engagement community engagement, research, social marketing

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