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...

SEUK - State of Social Enterprise Survey

Complete Social Enterprise UK's State of Social Enterprise Survey 2019. Read on for more information...

Presenting Sow The City's new community maker space in Moss Side - Boiler House

A new community maker space and a monthly repair cafe in Moss Side has just had planning permission for phase one. Read on for full details...

IPPR North - Economic Justice For The North West Event - June 27th

Brilliant event with IPPR North coming up on June 27th, with opportunities to put your questions to policymakers and community leaders, Read on for full details...

ANTZ - Reducing Re-offending Rates Event - June 26th

Fantastic event coming up at ANTZ around working with ex-offenders, looking at some of the challenges and solutions. Read on for full details...