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|
|First Step Trust - SMaRT Garage Services||Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being||
SMaRT (Socially Minded and Responsible Trading) Garage Services provide on the job training within the garage environment. Workforce get the opportunity to work on customer vehicles and learn the basics of motor mechanics. Other opportunities with SMaRT include customer service, finance and administration and parts ordering.
SMaRT Garage is run by First Step Trust - a charity...
|SMaRT garage services provides MOT testing and vehicle repair and servicing. Fully qualified technicians with many years experience staff our garages and we take pride in our standards of workmanship. Working with both commercial and private customers and using the latest in automotive equipment SMaRT offers MOT testing for class 4, 5 & 7 vehicles as well as mechanical repairs and servicing to all makes and models, including work on brakes, tyres, clutches, steering, suspension and engine diagnostics.|
|Fit Over Fifty||Mental health and well-being, Physical health||We are a not for profit Social Enterprise based in Stalybridge (Tameside) providing services to older people. The aim of our organisation is to provide activities to the over 50s in order to help improve health and well being, overcome isolation and let you stay independent for as long as possible.||Assisted shopping service, we can shop for you, companion service, domestic support, exercise classes with social gatherings and a chaperone service for the over fifties|
|Fix It (UK) Ltd||Employment, training and education||
A Wigan based charity working with young people in helping them gain life-skills and work experience through supervised motor vehicle maintenance and training.
By working closely with a wide range of educational settings Fix It (UK) has developed a training and personal development programme that helps young people to find a place where they fit, something they are good at...
|We provide motor vehicle-related services such as MOT, car servicing and repairs using our well-equipped community garage.|
|Flourish - Wellbeing Solutions||Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being||We deliver training to schools to support children's mental health and to create confident staff who can respond appropriately to benefit everyone's wellbeing||Accredited Trauma Informed Schools and Child Mental Health First Aid (England) training|
|Flourish Together CIC||Employment, training and education, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||We are a pay it forward consultancy providing specialist social enterprise support and carrying out training and policy research. Whilst we work with all kinds of VCSE organisations, across sectors and a diverse range of individuals, we reinvest surpluses in supporting women changemakers to Flourish across Greater Manchester and the wider North West. We do this through monthly...||Consultancy services in all aspects of social business planning, bid writing, social value measurement, community event management and conferences. We support people with their business modeling, income generation strategies and preparing for as well as managing growth. Some of our events are ticketed however we aim to make our events free at the point of access or at subsidised rates to ensure startup and scale up social enterprises/VCSE organisations and their teams don't have barriers to attend. Additionally we are contracted to carry out social enterprise support programmes, employability and skills development initiatives, community consultation and social research to shape and influence service and policy redesign.|