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. If you have any suggestions for further developing and improving this website, please do get in touch about what's missing and what else you'd like to see.

GMSEN is led by a Leadership Group of representatives from different thematic and local social enterprise networks across Greater Manchester. To read the group's Terms of Reference, please click on this link

This website is hosted by the Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO), to enable the development of the network and directory. 

 

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 - Resources and support for social enterprises
The Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO) have put together a helpful Coronavirus support and resources section on their website, including a page focusing purely on support and resources for Greater Manchester social enterprises. This page is updated regularly.
For links to locality-specific support and advice, support and resources for BAME communities, funding, volunteering and useful resources please click here

Want to stay in touch with social enterprise developments across Greater Manchester?
Make sure to sign up to GMCVO's monthly Social Enterprise eBulletin which you can do via this link
 

Latest news from the social enterprise sector...

Social Enterprise eBulletin - October 2020

The GMCVO Social Enterprise eBulletin is now available for October 2020.

Choose Communities: #BuySocial campaign - 15th-17th October 2020

This year's #BuySocial campaign is centred around the idea that when we 'buy social', we are choosing to support communities...

‘No Going Back’: 22 voices from Manchester's VCSE sector

“Invest in a crucial sector or risk losing it”, say Manchester’s voluntary sector leaders

Building Back Better in Greater Manchester: inclusive economy report published

The VCSE Leadership Group has published a discussion paper on 'Building Back Better' in Greater Manchester to create a more inclusive economy, together with the VCSE sector and the wider social economy.