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.

UnLtd’s Thrive ‘Solutions for an Ageing Society’ Accelerator

This Accelerator is officially open, and they are looking for people improving the quality of life for the over 50s. Register your interest or apply before the end of September...

Tech for Good & Women Changemakers at Flourish Event - Friday 13th September

Flourish are having a collaborative event with Tech For Good on Friday 13th September 2019. It will be an event to explore how tech can help the right situations. Read on for more information...

The Bright Ideas Fund is Now Open - Application closes 30th September

...supporting new community business ideas through the start-up and planning stages with tailored business support, to the implementation stage with grants of up to £15,000. For more information, read on...

Accelerate - Deadline for Applications 15th August

Accelerate is a 12-month programme run by the EY Foundation for social entrepreneurs under 30 and/or social enterprises focused on supporting young people into education, employment or enterprise. Deadline for applications is Thurs 15th August

Flourish - Learn & Grow - Summer Escape

Flourish CIC is holding thier first Learn and Grow event at Reddy Lane Market Garden on Saturday, 24th August 2019 from 11:00 til 15:00. Limited places available, book now!

National Lottery Climate Action Fund launched for communities across the UK

The National Lottery Community Fund has launched a new £100 million Climate Action Fund that will enable people and communities to take the lead in tackling the climate emergency. Read on for full details...

St Ignatius Centre Share Offer

Community shares are a new way of raising investment capital from communities. Local people are encouraged to buy shares in the enterprise and become part-owners. 

Future Transport Network - Greater Manchester First in UK to Recommend Franchising

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has launched Our Network, his ten-year plan to create an integrated, modern and accessible public transport system. For more information, read on...

New Greater Manchester Housing Strategy

Plans for every resident in Greater Manchester to have access to a safe, decent and affordable home sit at the heart of an ambitious Greater Manchester Housing Strategy. Read on for more information...