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...

HMPasties Crowdfunder!

HMPasties are crowdfunding to enable their social enterprise to grow and create more jobs for ex-offenders! Deadline: Monday 1st October

Station South Crowdfunder!

Station South are crowdfunding to transform an old railway station into a destination cycle café, co-working space and permaculture inspired garden! Deadline: Tuesday 2nd October 

Stockport Community Pitch Event

Pitching event for funding available to projects that bring social benefit to Stockport! Deadline for applications: Tuesday 18th September

Women's English & Cooking Project

Heart & Parcel are running drop-in sessions, every Monday until 15th October,  for women to try out their english whilst cooking in a relaxed, informal environment!