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|
|The Old Courts||Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Citizenship and community||We are a not-for-profit multi arts centre for the community. We engage 140,000 people in 2,000 events per year and are giving democratic access to arts & culture for the people of Wigan, the North-West and beyond.||Tickets for a diverse range of arts and cultural events. We also have our on-site bar and cafe offering food and drink and have recently started offering renovated office spaces to rent in our beautiful Victorian building.|
|The Proud Trust - Sidney St Cafe||Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Mental health and well-being||
Sidney St Cafe is a cafe and outside catering business based within Manchester's LGBT+ Centre. We believe food is a great way to bring people together and we provide great quality, excellent value food whilst supporting young LGBT+ people.
PLEASE NOTE: Sidney Street Cafe is currently closed, as we re build our home the LGBT+ Centre, due to open 2021.
We are looking forward to...
|Sidney Street Cafe is currently closed, as we re build our home the LGBT+ Centre, due to open 2021. We are looking forward to returning to our original home on Sidney Street in the Summer of 2021 when the new building is due for completion.|
|The Van (BACKUP North West)||Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Housing and local facilities||
The Van is part of BACKUP; a charity in Bolton that works with young people who are homeless.
The Van is a mobile coffee van, servicing the North West and selling a range of local hot drinks, cold drinks and cake. The young people on the BACKUP projects, along with external supporters, volunteer in the van to gain valuable skills and work experience.
|Our mobile coffee van serves a range of hot and cold drinks along with local, homemade cakes.|
|The Wellness Project CIC||Mental health and well-being, Physical health||The Wellness Project is a not-for-profit community interest company that is passionate about supporting individuals, employers and communities to achieve high levels of mental and physical wellbeing||We provide a range of individually tailored services. For businesses and community groups we provide: - Training for managers in how to support employee mental wellbeing - Training for employees and volunteers on how to look after their mental wellbeing - Training for individuals on how to hold better wellbeing conversations - A range of yoga and mindfulness provision including desk yoga and mindfulness, accessible yoga for people who have physical disabilities, chronic illness or are simply very inflexible - Walking for health groups|
|Third Sector Accountancy||Employment, training and education, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||We are a firm of Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors offering accountancy services primarily to those in the third sector. We’re unique in being organised as a workers co-operative and in offering an ethical and co-operative approach to the provision of financial services. We are currently a team of nine, able to offer a wealth of accounting, auditing and book-...||- Year end accounts - Book-keeping - Payroll; - Advice and consultancy - VAT support services - Corporation tax returns - Assurance|
|Tiger and Tim||Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Citizenship and community, Conservation of the natural environment, Family, friends and relationships, Physical health||Tiger and Tim is an edutainment content provider that brings joy and education to kids aged 3+ all over the world. We are a project for social good and a vehicle for positive change. We aim to bring joy and education to our “Tiger Cubs” all over the world, as well as laughter to all adults.||We don't sell our videos, we make them free to air. In future we hope to be paid to make them. We have also produced books and will expand this side of our business and introduce formal education subscriptions and other products too.|
|Trust Renewables||Conservation of the natural environment, Employment, training and education, Housing and local facilities, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||Trust Renewables Ltd is a domestic, commercial & industrial, and utility scale solar PV installer and project developer. We predominantly work in the 10 boroughs of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), which is our home market.||- Solar panels - EV charging - Wind turbines - Hydrogen storage|
|Unique Improvements||Citizenship and community, Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being, Physical health||We work to reduce health inequalities within deprived communities through community engagement||- community engagement - research - social marketing|
|Unlimited Potential||Citizenship and community, 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||Unlimited Potential is a democratically-controlled social enterprise that specialises in social innovation for happiness and health. Unlimited Potential was the first organisation in northern England to gain the national Social Enterprise Mark, holds the Investors in People Standard and the Fair Tax Mark, and is an accredited Living Wage Employer. The Society won Greater...||- Social innovation - Health and well-being - Employability Unlimited Potential provides a range of high-quality, personal services which aim to help people and communities to make a real difference to their lives and neighbourhoods. Through creative and innovative solutions, we tackle personal and social issues which enable individuals and communities to use their strengths and assets in new ways which can fulfil their full potential. We focus on the needs of our customers and respond with appropriate and relevant services which deliver real outcomes – the difference made by people to their own lives.|
|UP CIC||Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships||UP is a new community interest company that has been set up to work with adults and young people to provide training, education and support around creating and sustaining successful personal relationships||- Supporting schools to deliver healthy relationships and sex education - Adult training - Supporting adults to create and manage successful personal relationships. - Accreditation - Supporting employers to identify and use best practice around domestic abuse issues|
|Upturn Enterprise||Arts, heritage, sport and faith, Citizenship and community, 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||Upturn is a recognised Social Enterprise, committed to working in deprived areas to help improve lives, create job opportunities, support people into work and encourage enterprise. We also seek to reduce homelessness, improve health and wellbeing and strengthen community assets.||A range of services relating to business; innovation & enterprise; people & resources; community and amenities. Our services are inter-linked so that we can ensure, from the outset, that you have the right blend to meet your needs. We can help existing businesses remove obstacles to growth, encourage and support start-up and fledgling enterprises. Get the best people and the best out of them and help initiate and deliver community based projects. Each key business area is directed by qualified staff with extensive hands-on knowledge and experience gained in the public, private and third sectors.|
|Walk Ride Greater Manchester||Conservation of the natural environment, Mental health and well-being, Physical health||Campaigning to make walking, cycling and other active travel modes the natural choice for journeys across Greater Manchester.||- Campaign strategy - Public engagement - Membership services|
|Waymarking CIC||Citizenship and community, Conservation of the natural environment, Housing and local facilities, Income and financial inclusion, Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||Waymarking supports communities to lead local regeneration where they live and work. Our programme is primarily about enabling community-led and community-focussed planning, regeneration and economic development.||Waymarking offers consultancy, project delivery, research, facilitation and training. Programmes include: - Community-led research - Neighbourhood development plans - Community economic development - Public space co-design - Community-led planning and regeneration - Community-led housing - Community-led retail regeneration - Place-based community engagement - Arts-focused community-led planning and regeneration and economic development.|
|Wesley Community Furniture||Conservation of the natural environment, Employment, training and education, Housing and local facilities, Income and financial inclusion||
Wesley is a Furniture Reuse Organisation, a charity that supplies furniture, domestic appliances, household goods and clothing at the lowest possible prices to those in greatest need, from all over the City of Manchester and beyond.
We strive to provide the cheapest reusable furniture in Manchester – and to Reuse and Recycle as much of the material we collect as possible....
|- Furniture - White goods - Bicycles - Clothes - Homeware - Office furniture|
|Wigan Mens Sheds||Citizenship and community, Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships, Mental health and well-being, Physical health||Wigan Mens Sheds is a Community Business that aims to reduce Men in Social Isolation, via allowing the members to use their skills and interests to make items that allow them to contribute a sense of purpose to the local community. Members can also share tools, help to mentor young people looking to develop their skills in areas such as Woodworking and Gardening, whilst also...||Most of the members make items such as Bird Boxes, Hedgehog boxes, Raised Flower Beds etc, that are then sold as part of the Made in Wigan platform, created by Abram Ward Community Cooperative. Made in Wigan is a Buy Local brand that aims to reduce inequality via the growth of Community Businesses.|
|Workplace Mental Health Limited||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: - Consultancy - Mental Health First Aid - Mental Health Audit - Mental Health Awareness training - Managing Mental health in the workplace - Mindfulness - Culture Change - Employee Engagement - Talking Therapies - Workplace Advocacy - Mental Health Ambassador training and more...|
|Wraparound Partnership||Employment, training and education, Family, friends and relationships||
Listening, empowering and supporting all organisations working with children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.
We focus on a 'whole family, whole system' approach which is centered around the individual and their aspirations, and which encourages the support services around them to focus on positive outcomes.
|- Support with Education, Health and Social Care practical support such as applications for EHCP's advocacy at school/college meetings - Support to access respite care or personal budgets, advice on how to appeal against decisions. - We deliver a Department of Education funded project called Independent Support to Trafford residents around, applications for EHCP and transfers from statements to EHCP's. Ensuring that the voice of the individual is at the centre of discussions. - We support schools and colleges with SEN Training for staff, have delivered training to Health Professionals and social care teams, about the voice of the child and young person. - We work with Special Needs Coordinators in educational settings to provide expert support to all things special needs, training, multi agency work, streamlining processes, dealing with parents, influencing the leadership.|
|Yellow Jigsaw||Supporting social enterprise / voluntary action||Yellow Jigsaw delivers award-winning PR and communications consultancy across the North West to the not-for-profit sector and values-driven businesses, as well as delivering targeted projects that tackle the issue of media diversity.||A wide range PR services, campaign management and training for the not for profit sector: - PR Strategy - Media Relations Campaigns & Events Management - Public consultation events - Website & graphic design - Copy writing - Photography - Social media management - Crisis communications - Reputational risk management - Presentation and communication training|
|Zen Educate (Manchester)||Employment, training and education||Zen Educate is an online staffing platform and accredited social enterprise (Social Enterprise UK) that connects schools and teachers directly.||Zen Educate supports schools by providing teacher, cover supervisor and teaching assistant supply and recruitment services. We are the only technology solution accredited on the Department for Education Framework Agreement. Schools can set up their accounts for free to join us and find staff to meet their staffing needs.|