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...

Yellow Jigsaw Turns 5!

Yellow Jigsaw are celebrating their fifth birthday on the 18th September, and invite the social enterprise community and their colleagues, clients, partners and friends who have made it possible to reach this milestone to celebrate with them.

Brexit questionnaire for VCSE organisations – please share

Greater Manchester is ramping up preparations for the possibility of an exit from the EU in the near future. What are the expected impacts of Brexit on your organisation? Please input through this survey and share...

Night Time Economy Survey for Greater Manchester

Take part in this important survey looking at how people navigate Greater Manchester at night. Survey closes 19th October 2019...

Active Citizens Social Leadership Programme with Global Grooves

Global Grooves invites people 18+ to complete the prestigious British Council Active Citizens training programme in Tameside.

The Co-op Foundation - Investment to Improve Community Spaces

The Co-op Foundation are offering interest-free loans for enterprising ideas to improve community spaces.

Power To Change: Community Business Crowdmatch

Up to £6,000 of extra funding to help start or grow community businesses in England such as community owned shops, pubs, sports facilities and local landmarks.

Virgin Money Foundation - Heart of the Community Fund

The Virgin Money Foundation are on a mission to support community regeneration by backing the people who can make big changes happen locally.

STAR Procurement

STAR Procurement are aiming to increase their public sector partner authorities’ spend with Greater Manchester businesses. Register to be notified of relevant tender opportunities and market engagement events.