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
Project.INC Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being Alternative and Inclusive learning for 11-19 potential NEETs Education. Currently Access to Art
Pure Innovations Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being Support disabled and disadvantaged people to lead meaningful purposeful lives Social enterprise & community cafes, services for employment volunteering and training skills
Reason Digital Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action Digital agency specialising in social tech. Websites, apps, marketing, social media & digital strategy
Recycling Lives (Social Enterprises) Ltd Conservation of the natural environment, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action We provide employment, training, and accommodation to support homeless individuals and ex-offenders back into Independent Living. We also operate Food Distribution Centre for Lancashire and Cumbria providing food to over 150 Charitable organisations Waste Management, Skip Hire, Scrap Metal Processing, Recruitment Services
Refugees & Mentors CIC Employment, training and education Supporting refugees to improve their employment prospects and/or get jobs Mentoring projects
Restorative Communities CIC Citizenship and community, Family, friends and relationships, Housing and local facilities, Mental health and well-being Restorative Communities CIC offers training and consultancy in a range of restorative approaches which are applicable to a wide variety of settings within the community.
We also specialise in providing management and facilitation of Neighbourhood Restorative Approach referrals which alleviate demand on front line agencies while positively bringing together all those affected...
Training in restorative approaches, ranging from (pro-active) restorative practice, through to (re-active) restorative justice to both level 1 and level 2 standard. Management and facilitation of restorative approach referrals. Referring agencies can be any community organisation working with conflict and currently include the police, local authority and housing associations. Mediation services Workplace grievance facilitation. Restorative approaches within schools Assistance with employee assistance programmes.
Salford CVS 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 Salford CVS is the city-wide infrastructure organisation for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector; providing specialist information, advice, development support and opportunities for influence and collaboration.
Our work includes providing support for VCSE organisations to establish and develop, including delivering training for their staff, volunteers and...
Training – we offer a wide range of bespoke training options, including business planning, responding to bids and tenders, demonstrating impact / social value, safeguarding, volunteer management Consultancy – we provide a wide range of specialist support on an hourly rate basis Financial management - including advice (pensions, HMRC, etc), budget-setting, book-keeping, payroll, management accounts, independent examinations Office space – including hot desk facilities Administration services - including minute-taking, copying, record-keeping PQASSO Mentoring Service DBS (was CRB) checks – for staff and volunteers Event management NB – our chargeable services are available to VCSE organisations from across Greater Manchester
Script Social Media Employment, training and education, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action Script Social Media (SSM) is a not-profit social enterprise which offers Digital PR services to the Third Sector, the Public Sector and specialists SMEs. It also offers training which builds the capacity of organisations.

SSM was born from the realisation that voluntary sector organisations struggle to market themselves; today we provide cost-effective digital marketing,...
Social Media: Consultancy, Training, Social Media Management, Events and Campaigns
Shared Future CIC Citizenship and community, Housing and local facilities, Mental health and well-being, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action We are a Community Interest Company primarily serving the North West of England. With a growing pool of associates based across the UK, we are also able to undertake work anywhere in the country. Our aim is to provide an excellent service that makes a difference to communities and individuals and works towards a fairer, more equal society. We provide a range of services from Social enterprise start up advice and support, through to citizen engagement and participatory budgeting. Through our associates we undertake a wide range of consultancy services that support the work of public bodies, not for profit organisations and social entrepreneurs.
SharpFutures Manchester CIC Employment, training and education SharpFutures is a social enterprise that supports diverse young people into employment in the creative digital and tech sectors Discover Education Services, POD (People on Demand)
SK Eight Citizenship and community, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action A social enterprise coffee shop Food and beverages and events
Social adVentures Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being, Physical health Social adVentures is a wellbeing social enterprise specialising in public health and social care contracts that run alongside social businesses – such as garden centres, community cafes and, childcare nurseries. Public health contracts -wellbeing, mental health, social prescribing; Community Cafe; Community Gym, Childcare Nurseries; Community Garden Centre; Forest School
Sow the City Citizenship and community, Conservation of the natural environment, Employment, training and education, Housing and local facilities, Mental health and well-being, Physical health, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action Sow the City is an award winning social enterprise based in Manchester. Established in 2009 with a few packets of veg seeds and some compost, we're now helping thousands of people across the North West to grow their own food. The organisation provides a range of services for local authorities, housing providers, schools, businesses and the voluntary sector including workshops, events, research, and landscape design.
St Thomas Centre Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Conservation of the natural environment, Employment, training and education, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action An accessible, attractive and unique conference and meeting venue offering excellent customer service. We offer a range of meeting rooms and layouts, packed with character, to suit a wide variety and size of events. Our main hall is the central hub of the building, and can host up to 140 people (theatre style). It blends stunning original features of the old church with the modern technology required by today’s conference organisers. Five separate breakout/meeting rooms all benefit from natural light flooding in from the original church windows, creating spaces that you can inspire and reflect in.
Stack Recruitment Employment, training and education A micro recruitment agency that specialises in helping young autistic adults get into employment, using innovative, accessible recruitment methods. Recruitment agency
START Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being Mental Health charity that uses creativity to improve the mental health of vulnerable communities Mental health support and recovery
Stitched Up Co-operative Ltd Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Citizenship and community, Conservation of the natural environment, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action Inspiring action on sustainable fashion Clothes making, mending & upcycling workshops for organisations and the public, monthly Repair Cafe, quarterly clothes swaps, reclaimed textiles.
Swan Kitchens (at Back on Track) Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being Swan Kitchens is Back on Track’s catering social enterprise. Our aim is to provide training, work placements and volunteering opportunities for adults who have had problems with homelessness, mental health, substance misuse or offending, helping people get the skills and experience they need to build a better future. Over 35 people have moved from Swan Kitchens into paid... We offer a range of hot and cold options, salads, cakes, and more, and we have options for gluten free, vegan, vegetarian and halal diets. All our food is prepared fresh on the day of delivery, using good quality ingredients. If there is something you want you don’t see on our menu, please get in touch and we will try to help! You can order online, and we can deliver your food to you - see our booking form for more information.
Talkoot CIC Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Citizenship and community, Conservation of the natural environment, Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being, Physical health Talkoot means ‘a gathering of friends and neighbours to accomplish a task’
Here at Talkoot CIC we have a love of creativity, of being outside in nature, and of making connections with and between the people we meet.
Therefore our particular ‘talkoot’ is to nurture people’s creativity, to encourage healthy mindsets via simple tasks in natural surroundings, and to build...
At Talkoot we provide a specialist learning approach, influenced by Swedish Forest School and Montessori approaches. Within defined boundaries we encourage child-led sessions; giving children an equal, unique, and extremely valuable opportunity to discover nature and their own sense of independence. Being outdoors in our Forest School encourages mindfulness, creates positive relationships, and encourages awareness and responsibility for the environment. Forest School takes a long-term, sustained approach to outdoor learning, and invites children to experience new challenges, take appropriate risks and build self-esteem through achievable tasks.
The Blair Project Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Employment, training and education, Income and financial inclusion, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action Filling digital skills gaps through provision of technical and vocational education training to disadvantaged young people using the power of motorsport and 3D printing to engage, inspire and enthuse! ProtoGP Schools Kart Challenge, Makerspace for communities, digital skills training including cyber security, digital manufacturing, traineeships, community karting, community enterprise training

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