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||
The Specialist College for creative education in the North West, focusing on creative study pathways for 16-25 year olds.
Our Creative Learning Studios operate from within and in partnership with Arts and Cultural organisations, for an alternative approach, with enhanced careers and progression opportunities.
We support additional/high needs routes to wellbeing, attainment...
|Creative Learning studios at: Manchester Museum, Macclesfield Museum,, Touchstones Rochdale and Bolton Museum - We specialise in supporting Neurodiverse young people: - Offer a purposeful pathway to careers in the cultural and creative sectors - Offer a Creative Study Programme - Based in Museums and Art Galleries - Provide a supported autism pathway - Small learning groups (No more than 7) - Tailor our programmes to your aspirations - Embedded & 1:1 support with our SENCO, Speech & Communication and Mental Health practitioners - Dedicated team of qualified and experienced education professionals - Work with an ethos of being Respectful, Responsible, Safe & Kind|
|Pure Innovations||Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being||We support disabled and disadvantaged people to lead meaningful purposeful lives||Social enterprise & community cafes, services for employment volunteering and training skills|
|Radcliffe Market Hall||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||We are a community owned and run market hall. Our aim is to bring you fresh and local food, ethical products, local services that you cannot find in any other place in and around Radcliffe and North Manchester. We want to be that place you spend time to do a bit of shopping, relaxing and unwinding with your friends over a drink and a bite to eat, watching the world go by...||Venue hire, trading opportunities, food and drinks, ethical products, performance events|
|Raising Relationships CIC||Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being||A social enterprise set up to provide psychological interventions to families who are at risk of having their children taken into local authority care. We aim to promote healthy and safe family relationships with a range of specialist services.||Psychological interventions including: - parent empowerment groups (safe carer groups, to reduce the risk of sexual and physical harm) - interventions for parents based on non-violent resistance principles (NVR) - psychologically informed parenting time plans (e.g. contact centre interventions) - interventions to reduce the risk of parental alienation. We will also provide psychological consultation and training, and increase awareness in the community.|
|Reason Digital||Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||We are digital agency specialising in social tech. We partner with organisations that care, to create digital tools alongside people with lived experience. Together, we create lasting social good.||- Websites - Apps - Marketing - Social media & digital strategy|
|Recycle-IT||Conservation of the natural environment, Employment, training and education||Collecting and recycling computer equipment, diverting all from landfills and providing the useable back to local communities||- WEEE compliance waste management - Digital equipment - Asset tracking - Secure DOD standard data destruction with plans to hold digital training sessions and provide connectivity solutions|
|Recycling Lives||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|
|Reform Radio CIC||Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||We’re a multi-award winning online radio station and arts organisation working with local creatives, DJs and young people to develop and showcase new work via our online platforms. This large, active community works together to create all the content on Reform Radio, supported by regular outside broadcasts within the city, as well as specially recorded shows from artists...||We provide free training in digital skills as well as a pastoral care service that helps young people in the area to get the tools they need to continue on into the workforce. We also offer mental health and wellbeing support, 1-1 careers advice & connections to employers and opportunity providers. We support young people and artists to develop their craft and enable them to become emerging artists in a variety of mediums, with a focus on music production, DJing and spoken word. We also provide a station and support to a community of over 200 DJs, artists and creatives to create, produce and broadcast 24 hours a day.|
|Refugees & Mentors CIC||Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education||
- Refugees, people seeking asylum and vulnerable migrants by offering pre-employment information, guidance and by working with others to create opportunities.
- Employers to develop inclusive recruitment practices, diversify their workforce, to fill skill gaps and offer support to refugees.
|We offer pre-employment information, guidance services for refugees and migrants and support to employers to offer professional paid placements and mentoring to staff We are based in Manchester. Our services work with people living in different locations: - Mentoring Project (Manchester or Salford) - Returner Project (Greater Manchester, and engineers further afield) - Rainbow Haven Work Club (for people living in Greater Manchester) Key to our work is our ability to work in partnership with employers and organisations supporting refugees. Our sustainability depends on our ability to generate income but also on receiving donations and grants.|
|ReMade Wigan||Mental health and well-being||We are a women's upcycling workshop offering women living in the Wigan borough a place to feel safe, to create and to contribute. We set up December 2020 so are starting to build momentum. Covid restrictions mean we are only offering online support to a small amount of women so far, but with lockdown easing we are looking for funding to make a physical workshop that's...||- Upcycled furniture - Upcycling courses.|
|Reply||Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||Essentially we are a design studio, made up of experts in fields such as user research, service design, and in digital design and development. We work with individuals and organisations who are working to bring about social change. That might be charities, social entrepreneurs, government, funders, trainers, co-operatives, social enterprises, or corporate social responsibility...||- Research - Service design - UX (user experience design) - Speaking engagements - Strategy and product development workshops - Impact measurement - Consultancy|
|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...
|- Mediation services - Workplace grievance facilitation. - Restorative approaches within schools - Assistance with employee assistance programmes - 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.|
|Run For Your Life CIC||Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being, Physical health||Coaching for prison governors and a fitness-first program for rehabilitation & re-engagement for people in the community and in prison||We coach small groups of prison governors online so that they can better manage themselves and the challenge of Covid19 and lead their prison out to a 'new normal'. We offer running & triathlon-based educational programs for those who are struggling, at risk, in custody or recently released so that they can make a sustainable transition back into mainstream society as a force for good by taking control of their physical health.|
|Salford Credit Union||Income and financial inclusion||Community Credit Union co-operatively owned and run to provide ethical financial services||- Savings accounts - Affordable loans - Associated financial services|
|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|
|SAZ MEDIA||Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Citizenship and community, Mental health and well-being||Providing film and photography services nationally putting our profits into supporting the community with media skill building workshops for the community that also support wellbeing||Photography and Filmmaking|
|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.|
|Shared Health Foundation||Citizenship and community, Housing and local facilities, Mental health and well-being, Physical health||
We work across Greater Manchester to identify the impacts of poverty on health.
We then develop initiatives or support existing grassroots projects to reduce these health inequalities.
Our on-the-ground work informs us of the changes that need to be made in practice and in policy.
We share our insights with local and national organisations, governments and policy makers...
|All our projects are fully funded so are free to service users. We offer: - support to Homeless Families - training to GP's working in deprivation - health literacy classes for the under 7's and mental health - resilience training to professionals working with 8-18 year olds|
|SharpFutures||Employment, training and education||SharpFutures is a social enterprise that supports diverse young people into employment in the creative digital and tech sectors||POD (People on Demand). SharpFutures POD is a pool of entry level, eager to gain experience, new entrants with the ability to provide important, flexible support to fledgling and fast-growing businesses in the creative digital sector. With members recruited and retained based on a desire to develop sector-relevant skills, SharpFutures POD offer clients the opportunity to bring on board temporary, support staff while also playing a valuable part in young people’s career development.|
|SK Eight||Citizenship and community, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||A social enterprise coffee shop||Food, beverages and events catering|