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|
|Invisible Manchester||Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education||We train people who have been affected by homelessness to become walking tour guides of their city.||Tours|
|Joining Communities||Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being||
We provide learning interventions for local people who need help looking for work but have multiple barriers to sustainable employment. Multiple barriers include, but not limited to, low skills (including maths, English and digital), low confidence, long term unemployment, long term illnesses, learning difficulties and mild to moderate mental health issues.
|Joining Communities sells a service that is free at the point of contact to support people to overcome their complex barriers to work. The services comprises group workshops and one-to-one support for those with socialisation issues or more personal issues. This could mean an intervention to help them become more work ready or individual interactions to help them prepare for returning to work. Wherever they are in their journey, we will help them find their starting point and identify a route to a sense of wellbeing and a more fullfilled lifestyle which includes being in work.|
|Just Psychology CIC||Mental health and well-being||We provide services to address the psychological and mental health needs of children, adults and families, with particular emphasis on cultural diversity, cultural competence and social justice.||Family group conferences, therapy, training, expert witness work|
|Libralato Ltd.||Conservation of the natural environment, Employment, training and education||Founded in 2008, Libralato Ltd. aims to revive the legacy of Rolls Royce in its deprived inner-city birthplace. In Hulme, Manchester. Invented by Ruggero Libralato, the Libralato SMART engine – Simplified Multi-Axial Rotary Technology – is an eco-engine for the 21st century. After 5 years of painstaking analysis of working prototypes and £1.4m development costs, Libralato has...||The Libralato SMART engine is a compelling new concept of engine architecture and thermodynamic cycle, an historic breakthrough in internal combustion engine design, solving the problems of the Wankel engine (poor combustion, overheating, seal wear) through its exchange of gases between three dynamic chambers, its highly efficient geometry and its non-contact labyrinth sealing. Predicted to be more efficient than a diesel engine (40-50%) using gasoline, but 50% smaller and 30-50% lower cost, it enables plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) systems to fit into standard engine bays, reducing mineral fuel consumption by 70% and CO2 by 55% (well-to-wheel), breaking the car’s addiction to oil, cost competitively.|
|Life Leisure||Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Mental health and well-being, Physical health||Not-for-Profit Social Enterprise and Charitable Trust specialising in leisure facility management, sport, health and wellbeing.||Support people to live healthy lifestyles through operation of gyms, recreational facilities and swimming pools across Stockport. We provide doorstep sport and leisure opportunities for adults and young people in local communities. We manage a renowned Exercise referral programme and provide club and coach development support and run a variety of programmes to increase participation in physical activity and reduce inactivity.. We also run mass participation events such as the BIG 10km Run and Tough Tribe Obstacle Course Race.|
|Little Lavender Community Hub||Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being, Physical health, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||We are a new Social Enterprise working in partnership with our local charity.||We are a community cafe and have a space to hire for community events.|
|Manchester Community Transport||Citizenship and community, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||Not for profit transport operator||Passenger services for communities|
|Manchester Credit Union||Income and financial inclusion||Manchester Credit Union (MCU) is a member owned financial co-operative which offers fair and affordable financial services to anyone living or working within the MCU common bond. MCU is owned and controlled by its members and exists solely to provide services for the benefit of its members and potential members.||Savings products, corporate membership accounts, affordable loans and free life savings insurance|
|Manchester Deaf Centre||Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education||Supporting Deaf community to improve their quality of lives||Room hire, Communication Support (British Sign Language Interpreter, Lipspeaker, Note taker), British Sign Language courses and Deaf Awareness training|
|Manchester Digital Laboratory||Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education||
Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab) is a grassroots innovation organisation, based in Manchester UK. Our primary areas of focus are science and technology; arts and culture.
We support a diverse range of communities and activities – from monthly meetups and courses through to public experimentation with new...
|Training and learning|
|Mary Burns||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, Income and financial inclusion, Mental health and well-being, Physical health, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||Community media group||We produce the community centred magazine/website Salford Star, provide training in all aspects of the media and produce magazines for other ethical organisations|
|Milk & Honey cafe||Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being||Milk...||Food, Drink, On-site catering, Events.|
|North West Turkish Academy||Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being||We are part of a charity called North West Turkish Community Association. Providing Turkish language lessons in Manchester for children aged 4-15 and adults. Celebrating cultural occasions, promoting Turkish language, culture and the arts. Social hub for the Turkish-British community in Manchester||Providing Turkish language lessons in Manchester for children aged 4-15 and adults.|
|Northmoor Community Laundrette||Citizenship and community, Housing and local facilities||Northmoor Laundrette is managed by Northmoor Community Association, a local independent charity that also runs Northmoor Community Centre where a wide variety of activities and courses are available, as well as providing a meeting venue for Community Groups. The Laundrette provides much need service to the area at competitive prices and is also an outreach point for the...||Laundrette + Internet + cafe|
|Now Then Manchester Magazine||Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Citizenship and community, Mental health and well-being, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||Now Then is produced by the social enterprise Opus Independents Ltd. The Manchester edition currently publishes a new issue each month online, having produced 12 print issues between 2012 and 2014. We aim to cultivate choice, voice and responsibility by providing a platform for independent art, trade, music, writing and local news. We support Manchester's economy by only...||We sell marketing packages which currently includes campaigns via our online platforms (website, social media). The aim is to produce print magazines again in the future, which are funded by selling marketing packages that also include advertising space in order to fund the print magazine. As across the rest of our platforms, when selling advertising / marketing packages we only work with independent traders, community groups, charities and local government.|
|PANDA - Performing Arts Network & Development Agency||Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Employment, training and education, Income and financial inclusion, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||A network and support organisation for individuals working in the performing arts and related sectors, promoting connection and collaboration and offering professional development opportunities through training, events, coaching and leadership programmes.||Consultancy: organisational development & change management support; Leadership programmes for freelancers, project managers, change agents and leaders of small organisations across the voluntary sector; Training: one-off business focussed workshops - strategic planning, marketing, finance, touring, start up, company formation; Coaching & mentoring: 1:1 coaching and mentoring for individuals or to support other organisations professional development programmes; online membership network filtering relevant jobs and opportunities, training and events with a focus on the North of England; Action Learning/Peer Learning set facilitation for organisations and individuals; Networking events and proactive connecting of members.|
|People's Voice Media||Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Income and financial inclusion, Mental health and well-being||People’s Voice Media is a charity and Social Enterprise based in Salford, Greater Manchester that works across the UK and Europe. PVM was founded in 1995 and we specialise in gathering the voices and stories of people in order to challenge perceptions about people's lives and support people to describe their own realty and give insight from real people, in order to better...||We capture the authentic story of people lived experience using our 3 main Community Reporter approaches. Community Reporting for Storytelling: provides opportunities and support for people to use digital tools to get their voices heard and to tell their own stories, in their own ways. Community Reporting for Co-Production: sees our Trainers collaboratively produce with Community Reporters a piece of media that creates a dialogue of different views on a topic that can then be used to create a conversation on the way services are provided. Community Reporting for Insight: uses digital tools to gather user voice and grassroots perspectives to ascertain key trends and inform research findings and service redesign. We aggregate the stories collected through our curation approach to present back the Insight to the service or business. We also run “Conversation of Change events " which uses the stories collected to support change in practice or policy with all key stakeholders Participants become members of the Institute of Community Reporters and continue to tell their story on the communityreporter.net web site|
|PIE: Pursuing Individual Excellence||Employment, training and education||PIE aims to connect young people from disadvantaged backgrounds with local businesses, and help develop communication skills, work experience and cultural capital experiences. Hopefully by providing these 'missing slices' we will help young people to imagine and reach their full potential.||Educational services including workshops, projects and enabling connections between schools and businesses.|
|Positive Moves cic||Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being, Physical health||We work with disadvantaged groups to improve health and well being||Community transport, mental health older peoples work working with SEN advocacy and support|
|PossAbilities||Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being, Physical health||PossAbilities is a Social Enterprise co-owned by staff and the people we support. We deliver innovative, integrated and personalised services to vulnerable adults and young children enabling them to live the life they choose.||We deliver a range of social care services, including supported living, day services, respite, shared lives, supported lodgings, outreach and employment|