Calling all Greater Manchester social enterprises! Please take part in the Business Survey for GM

If you are a Greater Manchester social enterprise, please take part in this GM-wide business survey!

2019 State of the Social Enterprise Sector report - Capitalism in Crisis?

Social Enterprise UK have published their new State of Social Enterprise Sector 2019 report. Read on for more details...

Groundwork and Comic Relief Community Fund

The Comic Relief Community Fund (England) is offering grants to grassroots community organisations with an income of less than £250,000. Read on for more information...

The Community Business Trade Up Programme - School for Social Enterprise

Applications for the School For Social Entrepreneurs' support programme are now open, designed to help entrepreneurs gain the head-space, support network and funding needed to grow a stronger, more sustainable community business.

BBC Children In Need - Small Grants Programme

Children In Need's Small Grants programme is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations applying for any amount up to and including £10,000 per year for up to 3 years.

The People's Powerhouse - This Is The North Convention 2019

This year’s This Is The North Convention is in Sunderland.  As ever, People's Powerhouse would love for you to get involved.

Greater Manchester Bus Consultation: Have your say on how your buses are run

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is proposing a bus franchising scheme for the whole of Greater Manchester...

Growing The New Economy: Co-operative & Social Enterprise Place-based Innovation event in Oldham

This exciting event explore how the social economy can play a much more central role in the economic and community wellbeing of places across the country...

Flourish CIC - Lunch & Learn: Creating, Capturing and Communicating Social Value

Flourish CIC are joining forces with the Big Heart Skills Network for another Lunch & Learn event on Friday 18th October 2019. Read on for full details and to book your place...

UK’s co-ops turned over £37.7bn in 2019

This report shows that rural economies are the most co-operative in the UK. Read on for more info...

New GMCVO project to tackle inequalities for working mothers and carers

Caring, Working, Living is a new project run by the Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation and the GM Chamber of Commerce to tackle inequalities for working mothers and carers...

Greater Manchester Population Health Report

The Greater Manchester Population Health Programme has published a report that describes the progress achieved to date and outlines the next steps for the programme.

Is devolution in Greater Manchester effective?

Since 2016, Greater Manchester has been responsible for its own health and social care budget, organising services and support in the best way for the area. But is devolution in Greater Manchester effective? 

Power To Change - Community Business Fund

The Community Business Fund is designed to support existing community businesses with grants to help them progress towards self-sufficiency. This could be through increasing trading income, securing an asset or significantly reducing revenue costs. 

Postcode Dream Trust is Now Open for Applications

Postcode Dream Trust is a grant-giving body funded entirely by players of People's Postcode Lottery that supports charities who wish to deliver highly innovative, impactful and engaging projects across Britain and further afield. Read on for more information...

DM Thomas Foundation for Young People - Central Grants Programme

The Foundation has a rigorous grant process which aims to identify the most effective projects helping disadvantaged young people in the UK and Ireland. Deadline for applications is Tuesday 8th October 2019. Read on for more information...

NatWest WISE100 2019: Nominations now open

Nominations have just opened for the third annual NatWest WISE100, a listing of leading UK women driving social impact.If you’re a woman (or know one) making a tangible difference in social enterprise, impact investment and mission-driven business, nominate before Wednesday 16th October

How can the VCSE meet GM Good Employment Charter standards? - Workshop, 8th October

To get public sector contracts or grants in GM in future, you will need to meet (or possibly show that you are working towards) the GM Good Employment Charter standards. Find out more at this workshop.

Growing Social Enterprise in Oldham - Listening Event

Action Together want to hear from you to understand how best to invest in Oldham. They are holding a listening event on 30th September to gather thoughts and ideas from interested organisations.

Buy Social for a Better World campaign - 7th to 12th October 2019

Calling all Greater Manchester social enterprises - get involved in this year's Buy Social for a Better World campaign...

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