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...

Secrets to preparing for the due diligence process - webinar

This webinar is for any social enterprise, charity or community group looking for tips to prepare for the due diligence process. Thursday 26th September, 12pm BST.

Chivas Venture $1 Million Funding

Chivas believe in blending profit with purpose. That’s why every year, they give away $1 million in no-strings funding to social entrepreneurs that have a positive impact on the world! Applications close 31st October 2019


Support for employers who do not pay the Apprenticeship Levy

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is offering a FREE workforce development plan with one of its Skills Consultants, as part of its SME Support Project. Read more...

UK Social Enterprise Awards - 2019 Shortlist Announced!

The shortlist for this year’s UK Social Enterprise Awards has just been announced! Keep reading to find out more...

ESF Community Grants 2019 – 2021

A £4.9 million programme to tackle unemployment was launched in April 2019 with backing from the European Social Fund. Closing date for electronic applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 16th October 2019 Read more...

The role of the VCSE sector in creating a more inclusive economy in GM

Greater Manchester Poverty Action has been working on behalf of the GM VCSE Devolution Reference Group to develop tools that help promote the voluntary and community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector’s role in the Greater Manchester economy.

Sow the City - Plants Not Pills

Sow the City's project with Hulme based GP surgery are prescribing plants to those suffering from Depression, Anxiety and Loneliness. Read more...