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|
|Greater Manchester TreeStation||Conservation of the natural environment||
We are a social enterprise (Community Benefit Society) in arboriculture, woodland management, wood fuels and timber. Set up in 2008, Greater Manchester TreeStation was one of the first tree stations to be established in the UK, and the very first in the North West.
The TreeStation acts as a hub for a broad range of wood related activities in Manchester. It is led by strong...
|- Tree Surgery - Woodland Management - Timber - Firewood - Woodchip|
|Greenscape Ltd||Citizenship and community, Conservation of the natural environment, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being, Physical health, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||
Greenscape provides a wide range of professional environmental services to both private and commercial clients. These include Local Authorities, Housing Associations, Schools, Colleges, Hospital Trusts, Churches and residential gardens throughout Tameside and Greater Manchester.
Greenscape is committed to social justice, we provide training and employment opportunities to...
|- Grounds Maintenance (Grass cutting, shrub pruning and weed spraying) - Soft & Hard Landscaping (From minor to major Commercial and Domestic projects, including planting schemes and lawns) - Void Properties and Site Clearances (from a comprehensive void management service to a one-off clearance, we can clear out and restore gardens, remove furniture, white goods and debris, dismantle fixtures and fittings, clear lofts and attics, clean properties) - Project ‘BLOOM’ is our ecotherapy wellbeing project for adults with a learning disability and/or mental health need. The project provides the opportunity to explore and pursue interests as well as discovering skills and abilities such as planning and design, growing, garden maintenance, woodwork, craft and cooking.|
|Groundwork Greater Manchester||Citizenship and community, Conservation of the natural environment, Employment, training and education, Housing and local facilities, Mental health and well-being, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||Groundwork is a not-for-profit organisation working to create a sustainable future for people, places...||- Community engagement - Landscape design & build - Training & coaching for employment - Early intervention to support health & wellbeing - Safe & sustainable business support|
|H.A.V.E Homes CIC||Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Housing and local facilities, Income and financial inclusion||H.A.V.E Homes CIC supports the refurbishment and redevelopment of neglected empty properties in some of the most deprived neighbourhoods in Manchester, transforming them into high-quality, sustainable and truly affordable homes. We work within communities to support people to feel secure in their home whilst investing in the area to improve places and spaces that matter to...||Socially-responsible property development services|
|Happy Smiles Training CIC||Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being||We aim to create inclusive communities and promote positive role models for disabled people. We deliver awareness and inclusion training, led by disabled young adults, to schools, community groups, businesses and more.||We deliver training and community support services such as support groups for carers.|
|Healthy Me Healthy Communities||Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Housing and local facilities, Income and financial inclusion, Mental health and well-being||Healthy Me Healthy Communities is a vibrant and innovative social enterprise co-producing health and well-being services that empower, educate and inspire for a healthier, happier and longer life.||Discover your Community Grocer for a basket of food & household essentials, good health, skills and belonging. Our £2.50 per week membership scheme is the perfect way to ensure any budget can provide fresh nutritious meals for you and your family. Our friendly project coordinators can also signpost you to support services for issues such as health, finances, housing and wellbeing.|
|HMR Circle (Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale Circle)||Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Citizenship and community, Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being, Physical health, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||We're an innovative membership group open to anyone 50+ helping people and communities to lead their lives the way they want in Rochdale, Bury & Oldham||We work on the reduction of social isolation amongst older people doing four key things: 1) Social - We organise 50-60 social events every month, all suggested by Members 2) Practical - We offer practical support with gardening, decorating, moving boxes, changing lightbulbs. All the jobs older people struggle to get someone out to come and do. 3) Befriending - We are working with Give&TakeCare based at Brunel University on a bespoke befriending programme that incorporates an element of timebanking. 4) Transport - We operate the HMR Circle Volunteer Drivers Service which takes people to hospital, doctors etc as well as social events|
|Home of Justice CIC||Employment, training and education, Housing and local facilities, Mental health and well-being||We are a national voluntary organisation based in Greater Manchester with a particular emphasis on delivering free, impartial, independent, confidential, generalist advice, advocacy, training, employment, support, information, referral, housing, representation and education. The organisation opened for business in August 2013.||We specialise in general advice, refugee housing and support, welfare benefits and supporting in completion of any kind of forms.|
|HSR Psychology||Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being||We are a social enterprise who provide children and young people with the skills they need to maximise their potential, and to be happy, safe and ready for life's challenges.||Educational and clinical psychology services|
|Hulme Community Garden Centre||Conservation of the natural environment, Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||
HCGC is a unique community-led project, established 20 years ago and underpinned by organic principles, promoting sustainability through best horticultural practice and a respect for the environment.
Our mission is to bring communities together through gardening.
As a not-for-profit organisation we offer home-produced plants for the local community. We are foremost a...
|Our garden centre, open to the public 7 days a week is the heart of our business and gets bigger and better every year. We grow as much of our stock as possible and never use or sell artificial fertilisers, chemicals or peat from peat bogs. Our seasonal stocks range from tiny alpines to tall trees, edible fruit plants to showy perennials, willowy grasses to key structural evergreens and deciduous shrubs. In our shop you will find cards, crafts and unique gifts made by local artists. We are a refill station for a wide range of ecological hygiene and household cleaning liquids (shampoo, washing up, toilet cleaner etc). We have our on-site Cafe Oooh La La, which can also offer catering for events. We also offer venue hire. We offer gardening consultations.|
|Idaraya Life CIC||Citizenship and community, Mental health and well-being, Physical health||An accessible Health Coaching service based in Wigan with the vision of alleviating Ill health caused by physical inactivity through health and wellbeing programmes.||Health coaching programmes, guided bike rides and walks, outdoor trips and activities, art for health activities and cycling school.|
|Invisible Manchester (Invisible Cities)||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.||Our friendly walking tours of Manchester showcase some of the city's historical landmarks and explore the social projects that make the city what it is. Our experienced tour guides, all of whom have been affected by homelessness, simply live and breathe the city, and offer their own personal insight into the past, present and future.|
|Just Psychology CIC||Citizenship and community, Family, friends and relationships, 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.||A range of clinical, legal and community services to improve the mental wellbeing of individuals and families: - Training and cultural consultancy - Family group conferences - Expert witness work - Therapy and counselling - Community work|
|Lancashire Mining Museum||Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Conservation of the natural environment, Mental health and well-being||
The Lancashire Mining Museum aims to be a thriving heritage destination which connects visitors and the local community to the unique industrial history of
the Lancashire coalfield, providing a place for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to experience and learn from the past, keeping the stories of coal
mining and associated industries alive in a friendly,...
|Visits to the museum, alongside a broad programme of events such as steam rallies, plant sales, bonfire night, music events and a Christmas market.|
|Leigh Spinners Mill||Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Employment, training and education, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||A community group (Leigh Building Preservation Trust) restoring Leigh Spinners Mill - a major listed building and the largest structure in the town of Leigh as a hub for community enterprise, heritage and well being||The Trust acts predominantly as a landlord but is increasingly moving into the delivery of services such as events and training and employment support|
|Levenshulme Old Library||Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being||Levenshulme Old Library CIO is a registered charitable incorporated organisation set up in 2016 to carry forward our vision for a vibrant arts and culture centre, housed in the former Levenshulme library on Cromwell Grove.||Venue hire and meeting space|
|Libralato Ltd||Conservation of the natural environment, Employment, training and education||
Libralato Ltd is an innovation specialist in low cost, low carbon, low emission vehicle technologies, supported by European Green Cars Initiative and Innovate UK projects. Libralato is demonstrating how to break the road transport’s ‘addiction to oil’ without compromise to the customer.
Founded in 2008, Libralato Ltd. aims to revive the legacy of Rolls Royce in its deprived...
|The Libralato R6 eco-engine - an eco engine for the 21st century. The Libralato R6 eco-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 (50%) using gasoline but half the size weight and 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||We are a social enterprise and charitable trust specialising in leisure facility management, sport, health and wellbeing||We 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.|
|Lingua Franca World Community CIC||Arts, heritage, sport and faith||We create opportunities for creative freelancers from minority backgrounds to share their skills and cultural knowledge and encourage creative collaboration between cultures.||- World Music and dance performances - Workshops and programming for venues, festivals and educational establishments|
|Made By Mortals||Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Citizenship and community, Mental health and well-being||People-powered musical theatre exploring the health and social challenges of our times. We specialise in participation and bringing people's experience to life using theatre, music, audio and film.||Theatre shows, podcasts, activity packs and workshops|