Welcome to the GMSEN Social Enterprise Directory
This directory enables anyone to browse existing social enterprises across Greater Manchester.
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|
|Abram Ward Community Co-operative||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|
|Albert's of Salford CIO||Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Physical health||Community-based sports facility||You can hire our all-weather 3G pitch and rooms for matches, training, tournaments, community events, courses, and meetings|
|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-led 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-...
|We offer a wide range of film and video services, including promo videos, weddings, day shooting and many others. We offer Arts Award Accredited training workshops in filming, editing, drone flying, photography, media training and script/creative writing. We offer a range of corporate products, including Train the Trainers (Dementia), marketing, media and communications training and interview technique. We can also provide community-based workshops focusing on particular issues and topics including racism, knife crime, identity and empowerment.|
|AMFAS Ltd||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. This includes being the 'go-to' handyperson for 2 housing association assisted living complexes. The quality and impact of our work has been recognised through a...||Gardening, handyperson and landscaping services. Gardening & landscaping: garden maintenance & clearance, fences, sheds, gates, paths, flags, block paving, power washing, pruning, hedges, gutters, brickwork/pointing, air bricks, land drains Handyperson: plastering, tiling, decorating, cleaning PVC frames/fascias, basic plumbing (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|
|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. Our work depends on what funding we have at the time. We are also diversifying into saving heritage buildings.||We provide business start up training, employability training and a whole host of non accredited and accredited business/personal development courses.|
|Be Caring (Manchester)||Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being||Employee-owned social enterprise providing community based adult social care to customers within the Manchester area||Provision of community based social care|
|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.|
|Beauty in the Community CIC||Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||At Beauty in the Community, we put the communities at the heart of everything we do. We will support local charities, communities, NHS and care workers by delivering beauty, make-up and skincare workshops. We will also offer these as services to make people feel good and learn the importance of self-care. The workshops will promote good mental health and wellbeing. Learning...||We run beauty workshops and services out in the community|
|Better (GLL)||Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being, Physical health, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||GLL is a not for profit charitable social enterprise committed to delivering a better quality of fitness and leisure, libraries and performing arts facilities for everyone. We’re committed to providing access to quality community facilities - and more - at a price everyone can afford. We already manage over 19 facilities across Greater Manchester, operating under our 'Better'...||Leisure Services (Gym, Swimming, Classes, Sports Halls, Events etc.) Follow the weblink above to see what community services and spaces we run across Greater Manchester.|
|Beyond Barriers CIC||Mental health and well-being||
We are a community-focused trauma and wellbeing service which brings together psychology, yoga, nutrition and peer-support. We offer a more progressive way to help individuals, organisations and communities move beyond stress, adversity and trauma.
It is our mission to improve affordable access to high quality support for our mental health within compassionate, trauma-aware,...
|We have expertise in supporting people with a wide range of emotional, relational & mental health needs, including healing from the effects of trauma & adversity. We offer psychological therapy, yoga therapy, Nutritional therapy & Peer support. Our doors are open to a range of emotional and physical needs, but we specialise in supporting people who have experienced adversity & trauma in their early or later lives. We also support organisations by offering staff support and training, including 'Emotional Resilience during Covid' workshops. We can offer differing levels of Staff Wellbeing support depending on an organisations needs and budget. They are based on compassion-focused therapy approaches to wellbeing (CFT).|
|Black United Representation Network (BURN CIC)||Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education||To effect lasting change to the Black leadership population in Greater Manchester by creating greater REPRESENTATION at senior leadership levels so we are no longer overlooked.||BURN intends to provide a variety of services for the Black residents in Greater Manchester covering civil, VCSE and business sectors. We will offer: - Leadership Development - Capacity Building - Advocacy - Skills training - BURN Academy to develop young people with a strong voice|
|Blosom - The Smart Medical ID||Mental health and well-being, Physical health||Blosom provides smart Near Field Communication (NFC-enabled) products to help people flourish.||We provide Smart Medical Wearable devices, which use Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to pass on key medical information to first responders, telling them who you are, who to contact and how to save your life|
|Bolton Community Transport & Furniture Services||Conservation of the natural environment, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||We have been a local registered charity since 1989. We aim to help local communities by putting pre-owned donated furniture and electrical goods back into circulation, also we provide new bedroom furniture and white goods. We aim to reduce waste through Reuse and Upcycling principles. We also provide employment and skills experience to people facing long term unemployment or...||- Household furniture - Sofas - Beds - Dining tables and chairs - Bedroom furniture - White goods - Cookers, washers, dryers and fridge freezers|
|BreathChamps CIC||Citizenship and community, Physical health||BreathChamps offers simple, playful and memorable ways for children, young people and adults to learn about breathing issues and share what they learn with their community.||- Accreditation programme for GM organisations to be 'child asthma friendly' - Girl Guiding Asthma Challenge Badge for Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers - Public child asthma awareness 1 hour training sessions (advertised on Eventbrite) - Video based singing for lung health training for schools -Assemblies for primary schools via Zoom to teach asthma awareness to pupils - Asthma innovation projects and consultancy - Keynote speaking - Commissioned articles for journals on breathing topics - Affordable asthma products including asthma devices, story books, games and crafts.|
|Brogues To Wellies CIC||Conservation of the natural environment||We invest our profits into the protection, restoration and building of woodland and habitat for nature and our local communities to enjoy.||Printer Ink & Toner Cartridges via our parent company PrintTree Ltd.|
|Bubble Enterprises CIC||Mental health and well-being, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||Assisting people with mental health issues design, build and operate enterprises||- Consultancy - Knowledge - Advice - Coffee & Sandwiches - Space to operate businesses in|
|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|
|Carbon Co-op||Conservation of the natural environment, Housing and local facilities||Carbon Co-op is an energy services and advocacy co-operative that helps people and communities to make the radical reductions in home carbon emissions necessary to avoid runaway climate change.||Community energy management services, energy assessment tools and methodologies, home energy assessment & whole house retrofit|