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.

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...

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GMSEN host online 'Re-Convention' - October 7th

On October 7th, GMSEN hosted an online 'Re-Convention' event to provide a space for discussion, networking and connection for local Social Enterprise leaders...

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'Social Economy Social' networking event at Open Kitchen Cafe & Bar - 22nd October

After all the time at home, GMSEN hosted its first face-to-face event since the pandemic with a 'Social Economy Social' event at Open Kitchen Cafe and Bar in Manchester city centre...

GMSEN members shortlisted for Social Enterprise UK Awards 2021

Big congratulations to the Greater Manchester social enterprises and GMSEN members who have recently had their work recognised by being shortlisted for the Social Enterprise UK 2021 Awards!

Social enterprise support - online drop in sessions with GMCVO

The GMCVO Social Enterprise team have started running a weekly virtual support drop in every Wednesday morning on Zoom...