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.

 

 

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Social mission Description of SE Products or services sold
4Lunch Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Income and financial inclusion, Mental health and well-being, Physical health We are a social enterprise that runs cookery courses, food business training and catering at various locations in Greater Manchester. Established in 2013 by Amy Win, 4Lunch is on a mission to create social change within local communities by unlocking the power of food. We work with many organisations to bring our cookery experiences and training opportunities to people... cookery courses, food business training, catering
A Man For All Seasons Housing and local facilities Founded in 2006, we help the elderly, disabled and disadvantaged to remain living independently, comfortably and safely within their own homes. We do this by providing gardening, handyperson and landscaping services. The quality and impact of our work has been recognised through a number of awards. We have a 5 star rating on the Wigan Good Trader and Lancashire Safe Trader... Gardening, handyperson and landscaping e.g. garden maintenance * garden tidy/clearance * fences * sheds * gates * walls * drives * paths * flags * block paving * power washing * pruning * hedges * gutters * brickwork/pointing * air bricks * land drains * plastering * tiling * decorating * cleaning pvc frames/fascias * basic plumbing e.g. leaky taps * sealing sinks/baths * grab rails * loose carpets/floorboards * shelves * light bulbs * securing wires * door chains/locks * curtain rails * draught proofing * hanging curtains/blinds/pictures * laminate floors * basic joinery * moving furniture between rooms * loud door bells * key safes
Abram Ward Community Cooperative Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action We support the growth of communities within Wigan Borough via Social Enterprises working in partnership Social Enterprise Network for Wigan, Community Enterprise Centre facility, Backroom support for Social Enterprise, Funding and Monitoring support, Advice and Guidance on Business Development
Adventures Await Citizenship and community, Conservation of the natural environment, Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being, Physical health We are a social enterprise that aims "To encourage adventurous activity in adults and children to whom there are barriers preventing them the opportunity". Adventurous activity - climbing, bushcraft, hill walking, navigation
Alchemy Arts Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action Alchemy Arts Ltd is a BME media and arts organisation that specialises in using drama and other Art forms to create space for seldom heard voices. Alchemy uses innovation and imagination as an instrument for social change and participation to support people with special educational needs, mental health, dementia and addiction to develop communication skills and self-respect.
Promotional Videos – Videography - Weddings & Music Videos - Video Editing & Post-Production Services - Show Reel Editing - Social Media Management. Training workshop (Arts Awards accredited): Videography - Drone Flying – Editing – Photography - Script/Creative Writing – Boost, Confidence. Corporate Products: Train the Trainers - Dementia Resource (“My Memory Cloud” course) - Promo Video Training (Video Marketing Communications & Online Presence) - Media Training (Interview techniques). Issue Based Workshops: - Exploring Racism - Male & Female Identity - Gun & knife Crime - Anti – Bullying - Hate Crime - Identity, Citizenship & Belonging - Empowerment Groups. Workshops: Creative Wellbeing - Her Say, Women’s Project - My Memory Cloud, - Dementia Project - Forgotten Soldiers, role of Muslim soldiers - Be Who You Want To Be, Film Project for 11-25 year olds.
Aspire for Intelligent Care and Support (CIC) Citizenship and community Aspire are a not for profit Community Interest Company providing person centred support services to people in Salford and beyond We support adults and young people with complex needs, learning disabilities, physical disabilities and older people. We also support people with mental health needs and we specialise in supporting people with dementia and people on the autistic spectrum. We provide a range of services in a variety of settings within the community delivered by our highly trained workforce dedicated to enabling individuals to fulfil their aspirations and live full independent lives.
Banana Enterprise Network Employment, training and education We are a provider of effective "Real World" pre-business start-up support at grass root level supporting unemployed people who wish to take their first steps to exploring the idea of self-employment/starting a business, as a potential option for work. We also provide business training courses suitable for business owners, employees, employers and the general public who want... We provide business start up training, employability training and a whole host of non accredited and accredited business/personal development courses. We also provide one to one coaching and mentoring.
Be Ethical.Org Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Citizenship and community, Conservation of the natural environment, Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Housing and local facilities, Mental health and well-being, Physical health, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action We are not-for-profit Social Responsibility consultancy with a passionate ambition to advocate and drive businesses to take action and make a positive social and environmental impact through innovative solutions. We bridge the gap between the business community, government and third sectors organisations. We are dedicated to changing the landscape of business operations to... Social Responsibility Management & Consultancy/Fundraising Strategy & Campaign Delivery/Sponsor Acquisition/Measurement & Reporting
Beacon Counselling Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being Exists to improve the lives of adults, young people and children who experience mental health problems Schools service: working with primary and secondary schools to support young people via 1-1 counselling, trauma therapy, group programmes in mindfulness, well-being, and exam stress; external supervision for safeguarding, pastoral, and senior roles; staff well-being support. Services for adults: 1-1 counselling, couples counselling, and group programmes (mix of paid for and funded work). IAPT service: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies through contracts with NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups. Employer Service: EAP support (Employee Assistance Programmes) to support staff experience mental and emotional health problems, build resilience, and reduce staff sickness. Trauma service: for young people and adults with complex needs. Includes traumatic experiences from child sexual exploitation, domestic abuse, forced marriage, honour-based violence, radicalisation, and criminal gangs.
BME Promise Employment, training and education, Income and financial inclusion, Mental health and well-being Our service will support ‘job ready candidates’ and ‘not job ready'. We will support candidates with CV writing, gaining Maths and English qualifications, ESOL/EAL, DBS applications, confidence building, interview techniques and application forms.
If issues around health and poverty are identified, we will then support our candidates via our partnership collaborations and...
Recruitment
Can-Survive UK Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being, Physical health, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action Providing culturally sensitive support to people living with, cancer, their family and friends. The service is targeted at but not exclusive to individuals from a Black and Ethnic background. Can-Survive UK's services include Cancer Support Groups, Holistic and Diverse range of Therapies, Health and Wellbeing workshops, Cancer Awareness sessions and events, Focus Groups and... Focus Groups & Consultations (facilitation and delivery) Training (cultural competency) Events/Campaigns Home Visiting
Cheshire Parenting Collective CIC Family, friends and relationships Peer support for parents through groups, courses, and workshops. Courses, workshops, baby sling/carrier hire, nappy kit hire
Chronicle Films Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being Chronicle Films (Registration No. 09971263) is a not for profit company specialising in making personalised photo films for people living with dementia. Photo films for people living with dementia
Circulate.tech Conservation of the natural environment, Employment, training and education Online movement and marketplace for reuse and remanufacture of industrial equipment I connect buyers and sellers of obscolete factory machinery
Colbe Consulting Ltd Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being Colbe, a social enterprise helping businesses overcome barriers to give opportunities to young/vulnerable people. Giving you the confidence to inspire. Colbe are a Social Enterprise who offer bespoke services to businesses who work with young people or vulnerable adults through community work, work experience placements, community work, school visits or employment. We will give you and your team the confidence to inspire. Whether changing your community work policy, offering work experience, starting a project with ex-offenders, employing apprentices offering your team the chance to use their volunteer days - Colbe will help you understand and overcome any barriers people may have. The overall aim is to increase the number of opportunities given to young or vulnerable people, allow them to be inspired and have the lives of them and their current/future families lives enhanced.
Commonplace Citizenship and community Commonplace is a double decker, community event space. We are a unique mobile space, that caters for everyone. Big or small, an individual or group, local or city-wide. We are available to hire for events.
Cracking Good Food Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being Cracking Good Food is a Manchester-based cookery school and community cooking network. We are a social enterprise that promotes cooking from scratch using sustainable and seasonal ingredients. We are an accredited Living Wage Employer Community Outreach Cooking sessions along with Cookery Course for the public
Creative Experts Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Income and financial inclusion, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action Delivering innovative creative solutions to business and the community, the Creative Experts programme is all about supporting young people to become fully professional and successful in the creative industries.

We deliver corporate and community creative services such as training, conference enhancement, community engagement projects, mentoring and consultation on behalf of...
Creative solutions, conference enhancement, staff training, role-play and mentoring as well as bespoke community engagement projects.
Discover Training CIC Ltd Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education Delivering training and education in the community to reduce worklessness in the North West area. None, we are a fully SFA funded training provider
Diversity Pod Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being We support young people to explore their talents and potential and to achieve their career and personal goals. We offer mentoring, coaching, capacity building training and activities to develop life skills and build confidence.

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