Welcome to the GMSEN Social Enterprise Directory
This directory is designed to help customers find social enterprises in Greater Manchester that they can buy from or trade with. It is also intended to help individuals, businesses and organisations find social enterprises they may wish to support according to their social impact.
Social Enterprises can be searched by either key word, or you can use the sector and borough filters. This directory is focused on Greater Manchester and is free to register and use. You may also wish to use Social Enterprise UK’s Buy Social Directory which includes social enterprises from outside Greater Manchester.
|Social mission||Description of SE||Products or services sold|
|Enactus UK (Manchester & Salford)||Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||Our mission in the United Kingdom is to be recognised as a leader in developing a national network of socially-minded young leaders of the future who transform communities and society through real life social action and environmentally responsible enterprise, dedicated to creating a better world while developing the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and social...||University of Manchester and Salford University are both partners, both with their own individual projects which sell a range of products ranging from food, candles, cards to consultancy and marketing services.|
|Fabric CIC||Citizenship and community, Housing and local facilities||
Fabric develop community cohousing projects that are co-designed by the residents. We're a not-for-profit Community Interest Company facilitating/designing/developing housing projects in urban and rural settings throughout the UK with a specific focus to allow them to be co-designed by the residents, ensuring they are affordable and sustainable.
Our projects also promote...
|Housing project design and development services. Our projects provide community-focused, affordable, ethical and sustainable homes on a much wider scale, and much faster, reducing the conventional route of delivering community-led projects from an average of 5 years to potentially just 1 year.|
|Fair Tax Mark||Citizenship and community||
We operate as a not-for-profit social enterprise and believe that companies paying tax responsibly should be celebrated, and any race to the bottom resisted.
Tax matters. It helps to fund vital public goods and services from education, health and social care, to flood defence, roads, policing and defence.
The Fair Tax Mark certification scheme was launched in February 2014...
|The Fair Tax Mark certification scheme - a national accreditation scheme for business. Launched in February 2014, it seeks to encourage and recognise organisations that pay the right amount of corporation tax at the right time and in the right place. It’s the only scheme of its kind in the UK, bridging the gap between corporate responsibility and the wider tax justice movement.|
|Fairfield Recycling||Conservation of the natural environment, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||Fairfield Recycling (originally called Fairfield Materials Management) was formed in 2003, creating the UK’s first sustainable waste management system on a wholesale market. We were established with support from the European Union, WRAP and a loan from the Adventure Capital Fund (now known as the Social Investment Business). We are now Greater Manchester’s largest and most...||We provide waste management services, from waste audits and feasibility studies to implementation strategies to physically managing customer materials and recycling their waste. We recycle waste from the food & drink sector, retail and leisure industry and the public sector, and are experts in dealing with "hard-to-recycle" waste. We have a proven track record of recycling all types of plastics (from plastic film to hard plastics); food waste – be that fruit & veg waste, tea bags, brewery waste; wood in the form of pallets and construction waste; polystyrene; green waste and trees (e.g. Christmas trees) and obviously paper and cardboard.|
|Feelgood Communities CIC||Citizenship and community, Mental health and well-being||We provide community development and well-being opportunities to improve health and happiness through laughter and creativity||- Laughter Therapy and related workshops (seminars, training, icebreakers) - Inspirational speakers - Yoga breathing and stress reduction - Performance poetry, creative writing and playwriting - Activities for all ages including primary schools and older people|