Social Enterprise eBulletin - February 2020

The GMCVO Social Enterprise eBulletin is now available for February 2020

Call for support to further success of co-operatives in Greater Manchester

A new report is calling for further support for co-operatives in Greater Manchester to ensure the city-region stays at the forefront of co-operative development and bring even greater economic benefits to the local community.

WEA ESF Community Grants - Round 3 now open!

Round 3 of ESF Community Grants for Greater Manchester is now open. Closing date for application is noon, Wednesday 11th March. A £4.9 million programme to tackle unemployment has been launched in April 2019 with backing from the European Social Fund.

New investment into GM to help grow the social economy and tackle inequality

Greater Manchester will receive a share of a new £33 million investment programme launched today aimed at tackling inequality through boosting the social economy. Read more...

Social Enterprise eBulletin - January 2020

The GMCVO Social Enterprise eBulletin is now available for January 2020

Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter Launch Reception

You are invited to attend the Launch Reception for the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter at the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday 29th January 2020.

Business Law Cafe free commercial law clinic

MMU Business Law Cafe free commercial law clinic for social enterprises - client appointments now available for Tuesday 21st January 2020. Read more...

Divided and connected – State of the North 2019

At a time of great upheaval, uncertainty and division, instead of looking inward this year’s IPPR State of the North research report looks outward – to the country and across the developed world to show how the North fits into a bigger picture. Read more...

Rural Development Programme for England

£35 million has been made available to boost productivity and create local jobs in rural areas. Deadline for applications is 16th February 2020. Read more...

The Growth Project's One Year Growth Programme

Starting a charity can be easy. Turning it into an organisation that brings about sustainable change is challenging. At The Growth Project, their mission is to help you succeed in making a difference to the causes you care about. Applications for 2020 close on 10th January 2020. Read more...

NatWest SE100: Applications Now Open for Social Business Awards 2020

The NatWest SE100 and Social Business Awards are back, and they're bigger than ever. This year, they have introduced a brand new category for an Environmental Champion. Deadline to enter is 31st January 2020

Expert Impact's Human Lending Library Expands to Manchester

Expert Impact are delighted to announce that they have opened a second branch of the Human Lending Library® in Manchester. A great new (and free!) service for social entrepreneurs in the north of England. Read more...

Advisory Group launched to champion social enterprise in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Combined Authority is calling upon social enterprise leaders to apply to join a new initiative to help drive forward an ambitious agenda for social enterprise throughout the city-region. Read more...

Introducing Inspire* - development opportunities for social enterprises and trading charities

Inspire* aims to inspire, support and assist leaders of ambitious charities and not for profits to grow as individuals and in turn grow their organisations more quickly and so ‘Do Good, Faster’. Read more... 

Rural Development Programme for England - applications open

£35 million has been made available to boost productivity and create local jobs in rural areas. The maximum grant under the Business Development and Tourism themes will be limited to €200,000 (around £175,000) The fund will be open for applications until 16th February 2020. Read more...

Unltd's Thrive - Access to Employment award programme open for applications

UnLtd are looking for 24 game-changing social businesses who want to scale up and grow their social impact and who are improving access to employment for those who face significant significant barriers.  Read more...

Applications deadline approaching for the Culture & Social Impact Fund

The Culture and Social Impact Fund provides funding to properly constituted, not for profit, voluntary organisations, who are committed to providing excellent cultural experiences or work that has significant social impact across the ten GM boroughs in GM...

Growing Social Enterprise in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is working with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and other anchor institutions to grow ‘enterprisingly social’ businesses in Greater Manchester, which trade with the primary aim of making a positive difference in our communities. Read more...

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...

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