Take part in vital research on the social enterprise movement in Greater Manchester

Are you a Greater Manchester social enterprise? Social Enterprise UK and the social enterprise sector in Greater Manchester need your help to understand the key trends and issues affecting social enterprises in 2023...

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'Social Economy Social' networking event at Cafe Sorrel in Hulme - 18th November

On November 18th, in partnership with Flourish Together CIC and MACC, GMSEN held our 4th 'Social Economy Social' - this time at Café Sorrel in Hulme...

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Manchester Social Economy Alliance to launch in January 2023

The Manchester Social Economy Alliance will launch in January 2023 - a group for organisations that reinvest their profits or financial surplus to achieve a social and/or environmental mission...

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Communities in Control: Take part in a week of action

Communities in Control: Take part in a week of action...

GMCA launch 6-month co-design process for a Greater Manchester Community Wealth Hub

On 16th March, the Mayor of Greater Manchester launched a 6-month co-design process for a new Greater Manchester Community Wealth Hub...

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'Socal Economy Social' networking event at Old Abbey Taphouse - 28th January

Third in the series, GMSEN hosted another face-to-face 'Social Economy Social' at the Old Abbey Taphouse in Manchester Science Park...

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Made by Mortals theatre CIC awarded funding from Goverment's tackling loneliness pot

Through their award-winning podcast series, Armchair Adventures, GMSEN member Made By Mortals are on a mission to help children and their families understand how to support themselves and others with feelings of loneliness.

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'Socal Economy Social' networking event at GROW Cafe - 26th November

Second in the series, GMSEN hosted another face-to-face 'Social Economy Social' at GROW Cafe at Manchester Metropolitan University campus...

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'Social Economy Social' networking event at Open Kitchen Cafe & Bar - 22nd October

After all the time at home, GMSEN hosted its first face-to-face event since the pandemic with a 'Social Economy Social' event at Open Kitchen Cafe and Bar in Manchester city centre...

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GMSEN host online 'Re-Convention' - October 7th

On October 7th, GMSEN hosted an online 'Re-Convention' event to provide a space for discussion, networking and connection for local Social Enterprise leaders...

GMSEN members shortlisted for Social Enterprise UK Awards 2021

Big congratulations to the Greater Manchester social enterprises and GMSEN members who have recently had their work recognised by being shortlisted for the Social Enterprise UK 2021 Awards!

Social enterprise support - online drop in sessions with GMCVO

The GMCVO Social Enterprise team have started running a weekly virtual support drop in every Wednesday morning on Zoom...

New State of the Sector report reveals vital role of Greater Manchester’s VCSE sector during COVID-19 pandemic

The latest State of the VCSE Sector research report has revealed new insights into the role of Greater Manchester’s voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Step Ahead Grants Round - ESF Community Grants

The latest round of ESF Community Grants opened on 6th April and close on 8am on Monday 26th April...

Social Enterprise eBulletin - April 2021

The GMCVO Social Enterprise eBulletin is now available for April 2021.

Jo McGrath appointed as Sector3 Chief Executive in Stockport

Jo McGrath has been appointed as Chief Executive of Sector3, Stockport’s charity infrastructure support network, to steer the organisation through 2021 and beyond. 

Stockport Community Champions Fund

A new micro-funding initiative in Stockport for projects that champion Stockport's resilient community spirit...

Opportunity for VCSE orgs to occupy unused train station rooms and buildings

A unique opportunity to occupy unused rooms and buildings in train stations is being offered by the GM Rail Stations Alliance

Wigan awarded Social Enterprise Place status by SEUK

Following on from Salford, Wigan is now the second Greater Manchester borough to be recognised by SEUK as a Social Enterprise Place...

Social Enterprise eBulletin - March 2021

The GMCVO Social Enterprise eBulletin is now available for March 2021.