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.

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Social enterprises are dynamic, innovative and diverse and they make a difference. SEUK’s 2015 state of the sector survey found that: a greater proportion of SEs are growing than mainstream small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs); nearly a third of SEs are working in the top 20% most deprived communities in the UK; 40% of SEs are led by women and 12% are led by a BME person (18% and 7% of mainstream SMEs respectively); 41% of SEs created jobs in the prior 12 months (22% of mainstream SMEs) and these jobs pay fair wages.

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.

 

 

Latest news from the social enterprise sector...

WordLabs Elevating Ideas Competition!

£50,000 to kickstart your entrepreneurial journey! Deadline: Monday 3rd September 2018

Finding, Managing and Motivating Volunteers Event

The latest peer mentoring event organised by Flourish CIC takes place on Friday 14th September!

Social Investment – Growing Great Ideas for Good!

Half day information seminar on Wednesday 19th September delivered by GM Social Investment team at The Bolton Hub!

UnLtd - Thrive: Solutions for an Ageing Society

Thrive: Solutions for an Ageing Society is UnLtd's new accelerator programme supporting people in later life! Applications close on Friday 28th September