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...

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? 

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