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.

GMCVO is hosting this website to enable the development of the network and directory. See more here

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.

New for 2020 - establishing a Greater Manchester BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Group) Social Enterprise Network!
Please follow this link to the new project page to read all about it and the networking and support opportunities available to existing and budding BAME social entrepreneurs. 

The official launch event for the new BAME Social Enterprise Network is Monday 24th February 2020 at Lloyds Bank in Manchester City Centre. Click here for all the info and to register

Latest news from the social enterprise sector...

Social Enterprise eBulletin - February 2020

The GMCVO Social Enterprise eBulletin is now available for February 2020

New investment into GM to help grow the social economy and tackle inequality

Greater Manchester will receive a share of a new £33 million investment programme launched today aimed at tackling inequality through boosting the social economy. Read more...

Call for support to further success of co-operatives in Greater Manchester

A new report is calling for further support for co-operatives in Greater Manchester to ensure the city-region stays at the forefront of co-operative development and bring even greater economic benefits to the local community.

WEA ESF Community Grants - Round 3 now open!

Round 3 of ESF Community Grants for Greater Manchester is now open. Closing date for application is noon, Wednesday 11th March. A £4.9 million programme to tackle unemployment has been launched in April 2019 with backing from the European Social Fund.