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|
|Making Futures CIC||Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Employment, training and education||We work with individuals and groups to support them back into employment or self-employment through creative enterprises, making, designing and promoting self-esteem, confidence and wellbeing||- City & Guilds accredited training - Workshops and courses - Creative business mentoring - Community activities - Creative events|
|Manchester BME Network CIC||Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||A network of organisations supporting Manchester's Black and Ethnic Minority communities||We support the proactive engagement of BME communities across Manchester and beyond, to improve access, participation and consultation. We work with local community groups in projects and commissions. Recently this has included: - Ethnic food support with FareShare - Love our city project (Chai and chats) - BME Social Enterprise Hubs - BAME holistic mental health service for South Asians - Cultural Midwifery day for first year midwifery students at UoM We also provide e-bulletins, application funding support, and regular networking sessions, resuming again in person in 2021.|
|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, Mental health and well-being||Manchester Deaf Centre is the heart of Greater Manchester's Deaf community. We are a hub for inclusion, advocacy, accessibility, support, training and information.||- Room hire - Communication Support (British Sign Language Interpreter, Lipspeaker, Note taker) - British Sign Language courses and Deaf Awareness training - Interpreter Awareness Training|
|Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab)||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...
|A wide range of digital learning and training programme|
|Mancunian Way||Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education||
Mancunian Way was born out of the ashes of the 2011 riots to ensure the next generation of young people did not find themselves making the same mistakes as a small minority that went before.
We tackle the social issues that make the biggest impact seen to be too difficult by many other organisations; whether this be engaging young people on the streets, to supporting...
|Outreach youth engagement services on the streets in the evenings to engage hard to reach young people and supporting them to make positive informed choices that improve their own lives|
|Mary Burns Publishing (Salford Star)||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||
While the Salford Star may be the better known brand name, its parent company Mary Burns has been working with the community on media projects for the last nine years – ranging from helping young people to create their own magazines, to running journalism, photography and graphics courses for the community, to giving media lectures at universities.
The company also offers a...
|We produce the community centred magazine/website Salford Star, provide training in all aspects of the media and produce magazines for other ethical organisations|
|MhIST - Mental Health Independent Support Team||Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being||
- Creating positive mental health cultures
- Improving business performance by increasing awareness, good practice, confidence, accessibility, productivity and profitability.
We do this by bringing together people together in the workplace to understand what needs to change and put practical solutions in place to ensure mental health equality is achieved for the benefit of...
|Our offer to business, public services, schools and VCSE organisations is bespoke. It includes: - Mental Health Awareness training - Mental Health Ambassador training - Managing Mental health in the workplace - Managing executive burnout - Mental Health Audit - Talking Therapies - Workplace Advocacy - Consultancy - Mental Health First Aid|
|MIC Media||Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||
MIC Media helps good eggs to tell their story through awesome audio.
We’re a British Podcast Award nominated podcast company. We produce podcasts and deliver podcast training. We also host MIC’s Podcast Club, which are regular meetup events for people who are as nuts about making podcasts as we are.
MIC’s uniquely set-up as a social enterprise and we work with a whole host...
|- Podcast Production - Audio creation - Podcast Training|
|Milk & Honey cafe||Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being||
Milk and Honey is a non-profit cafe run by volunteers and operated by St Peter's House, Chaplaincy to the Manchester Universities and RNCM. We serve beautiful breakfasts and lovely lunches 8am - 3pm Monday-Saturday, all freshly prepared by our chef and a team of volunteer helpers.
We offer training, support and community to our volunteers and customers, alongside running a...
|- Food & drink - On-site catering - Event space for hire|
|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, seeking to bring together the Turkish-British community in the North West, to reduce isolation and to increase knowledge and understanding of the Turkish culture and language.||We provide Turkish language lessons in Manchester for children aged 4-15 and adults.|
|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 a website produced by the social enterprise Opus Independents Ltd that relaunched in 2021 with a new design. Opus published 12 print issues of the Manchester edition of Now Then magazine between 2012 and 2014 before switching to the former magazine-style website design, publishing a new 'issue' each month online.
We aim to cultivate choice, voice and...
|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.|
|Oldham Boxing & Personal Development Centre||Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Employment, training and education, Income and financial inclusion, Mental health and well-being, Physical health, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||Oldham's only England Boxing-affiliated boxing club, offering boxing tuition and much more!||- Boxing classes at our fully equipped state-of-the-art boxing gym - Fitness and wellbeing classes - Recovery Cafe with full internet access - A range of personal development programmes|
|Open Kitchen MCR||Citizenship and community, Conservation of the natural environment, Income and financial inclusion, Physical health||
Open Kitchen MCR provide Greater Manchester’s most sustainable catering option. Our social enterprise works with a huge range of food businesses to intercept perfectly edible food that will otherwise go to waste.
We offer a wide range of catering options from simple sandwich platters, to hot food, to canapes and more formal dining, all using beautiful ingredients that will...
|A wide range of outside catering services, from simple sandwich platters for day-to-day meetings, hot food options perfect for community events, and more formal and bespoke options including canapes and banquets. Delivery service provided. Also offering a range of environmentally friendly disposable and reusable serving options.|
|OurBoards CIC||Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being||OurBoards is transforming lives for people with hidden disabilities and neurodiversities, including ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, FASD, Dementia, Down Syndrome, Strokes, SEND and Learning Disabilities.||OurBoards produces dry-wipe boards that enable more helpful communication. Better communication leads to fewer meltdowns, less stress, more confidence and improved behaviour and encourages positive relationships in all areas of life.|
|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 reality and give insight from real people, in order to better...||We capture the authentic story of people's lived experience using our 3 main Community Reporter approaches - Community Reporting for Storytelling, Co-Production and Insight. 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 website|
|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.|
|Plastic Shed||Citizenship and community, Conservation of the natural environment, Mental health and well-being||Plastic Shed bring people together in Stockport to turn plastic waste into new, useful things. From wallets made from waste plastic packaging to planters made from old vinyl banners - Plastic Shed are exploring the possibilities of this abundant waste material, sharing their learnings and finding ways for local people, from all walks of life, to get involved with tackling this...||We run creative, hands-on workshops in plastic recycling and up-cycling for businesses, schools and festivals showing people how to turn their plastic waste into quality, durable and beautiful new things such as wallets, clutch bags, planters, jewellery, notebooks, lamps - the list goes on! Our skilled and creative facilitators can show you how to safely shred, melt, fuse and mold plastic waste into a unique piece that you can use again and again.|
|Positive Moves CIC||Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being, Physical health||
Positive Moves CIC is as a not for profit social enterprise aiming to make positive changes to the lives of children, young people, families and communities. We provide community focused services and projects to children, young people, families and communities living in Salford and Greater Manchester area.
||Community transport, mental health support, 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|