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|
|Ethical Education Enterprise CIC||Employment, training and education||The Ethical Education Enterprise CIC was established to provide high quality and meaningful training to people in the local communities of the Greater Manchester area. Here at Ethical Education, we pride ourselves on creating a learning environment that offers each student an individual pathway. Working with local organisations, we support staff to develop their skills through...||Various workplace training courses ranging from introductions to Level 3 qualifications, such as Safeguarding and Food Safety (besides others).|
|EWG - Emotional Wellbeing Group||Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being||
We are a not for profit organisation offering free counselling to members of the community across the North West. we run an online drop-in service via live chat where individuals can talk with a counsellor instantly.
Using EWG chat is completely free of charge and is open to anyone who is struggling due to the affects of the Covid-19 situation - whether this is in their...
|We offer free counselling|
|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|
|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.|
|Forest Frontiers CIC||Citizenship and community, Conservation of the natural environment, Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being||Forest Frontiers C.I.C is aimed at increasing inclusivity of Forest School and nature-based services to the local communities and it’s families, developing and improving mental health, well-being and outcomes for children, and their families.||Forest School Sessions|
|Frameworks Social Enterprise CIC||Employment, training and education||Frameworks Social Enterprise CIC is a company that exists to provide routes into the Construction Industry for disadvantaged individuals and priority groups within society. We aim to build long term relationships with clients and community support networks to provide a platform for sustainable employment opportunities. Our existing close relationships with the construction...||Construction related Health & Safety Training|
|FRESHRB CIC||Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being||
Freshrb CIC is a video production social enterprise based in Manchester that primarily offers creative video production solutions to raise health themes, whilst running digital media production and expressive arts workshops with young people and individuals with life limiting/long term conditions.
These workshops are purposefully designed to bridge research with engagement,...
|- Video production workshops - Creative Media and Expressive Arts Workshops - Creative video production - Corporate video - Creative content - Brand promo|
|Friends of Victoria Park, Stretford||Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Citizenship and community, Conservation of the natural environment, Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Income and financial inclusion, Mental health and well-being, Physical health, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||The Friends of Victoria Park, Stretford are a diverse group of local residents who love our park and meet regularly to plan improvements and community events in the park. We run the park café and community building, besides a range of park activities and wellbeing sessions.||Refreshments at The Tea Room (currently under construction!) The Tea Room will be a safe haven for everyone, providing breakfast, light bites and evening meals everyday from 8am-9pm and will be catering for all ages, dietary requirements and intolerances. We will also be offering a take away and delivery service. It will also offer a package for event catering. We will strive to be plastic free and environmentally friendly and will use locally sourced, seasonal produce from the best local suppliers. Occasionally even incorporating food produced from our own park gardens and grown by our volunteers. We also offer a range of park activities and wellbeing sessions (see website for full details).|
|Future Directions CIC||Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Housing and local facilities, Mental health and well-being, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||We are a social care provider providing support to vulnerable adults||We provide a wide range of services which include supported living, residential and outreach|
|GMCVO Databases||Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||We specialise in delivering effective CRM (contact relationship management) systems, using the open source web-based CiviCRM platform. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff offer a range of services; from assisting with your initial decision to implement CiviCRM into your organisation and specifying your requirements, through to implementation, staff/end-user training, and...||- CRM (contact relationship management) systems - Site hosting - Digital support packages and training - Website integration - Consultancy|
|Goddards||Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being||Coaching Practice CIC||Performance coaching · Vocational Rehabilitation · 1-2-1 telephone coaching · Workshops · Goal setting and steps towards work · Mental toughness · Childhood trauma awareness · Managing Long Term Health Conditions · E-learning and blended learning · Wellbeing4work – digital wellbeing service In addition, we can also provide bespoke workshops and interventions to meet your specific business needs. We are currently developing several exciting new products, including using creative arts as a vehicle to build resilience and improve well-being.|
|Great Minds Together||Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Income and financial inclusion, Mental health and well-being, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||Great Minds Together is a not for profit organisation that aims to deliver better outcomes for children and young people, particularly those with social, emotional and mental health needs and/or special educational needs and disabilities, supporting families, schools and services.||- Training - Intervention - Therapy - Mediation - Therapeutic Life Story Work - Growth Mindset programme - Speech and Language Therapy - CPD Certification courses - Careers Advice|
|Greater Manchester Doulas CIC||Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being, Physical health||We are a grassroots organisation run by, for and with women. We provide an extra layer of support to women through pregnancy, birth and loss.||We provide completely tailored pregnancy-related support, according to the individual needs of the women we serve, from virtual pre-pregnancy support to in person support during births.|