BASE's aim is to be a support network for BAME social entrepreneurs in Greater Manchester, providing support, advice, guidance and funding to enable BAME social entrepreneurs to set up and develop their businesses, network with and learn from their peers, learn from experts and develop their skills in key aspects of running a business.

BASE was set up and supported by GMCVO in conjunction with the GM BAME Network and social entrepreneurs across Greater Manchester to enable social enterprises to share experiences and learn from one another.  Now a fully independent Community Benefit Society, BASE is led by organisations and networks from the communities it supports and provides opportunities for it's members to access support, skills and expertise to thrive.