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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.

Free support for social enterprises via 'Skills for Growth SME Support' programme

A new service has been launched to help organisations come back stronger from the challenges presented during the pandemic, this time better equipped and better prepared with the skills for the future...

Arts Council funding success for Manchester social enterprise theatre group's lockdown podcast

Lockdown podcast Armchair Adventures continues with extra funding for professional writers and musicians...

Flourish CIC launch their third Time to Grow Programme

Launched in partnership with Manchester City Council and NatWest, the programme will support women as a force for social change in North Manchester...

Social Enterprise eBulletin - December 2020

The GMCVO Social Enterprise eBulletin is now available for December 2020.

Ground-breaking partnership project launches to support migrant families

A pioneering project that aims to support families following serial migration and reduce the likelihood of family breakdown or social services involvement is launching in the North West...

Social Enterprise eBulletin - November 2020

The GMCVO Social Enterprise eBulletin is now available for November 2020.

Made by Mortals awarded £60,000 to support older people and children during the COVID-19 crisis

Manchester-based CIC Made by Mortals has been awarded just over £60,000 funding from two national funding pots to help carry on its important work during the COVID-19 crisis.

UnLtd & Comic Relief partner on £5 million matched fund to support social entrepreneurs into recovery

UnLtd and Comic Relief have been successful in securing a £10 million matched funding bid from the Department for Culture, Media & Sport to support social entrepreneurs through Covid-19 and boost a more inclusive recovery.