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...

Innovation Fund Locality Call 19/20 - applications now open

Salford CCG is pleased to announce the launch of its 2019-20 Innovation Fund. Deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 4th September 2019. Read on for more information about the Fund and how to apply...

What's next for the VCSE sector in Greater Manchester?

What's next for the VCSE sector in Greater Manchester? Read the VCSE policy position paper and complete the online survey before the 30th September 2019 to have your say...

Get Started on the Pathway to Social Enterprise Excellence

Are you just starting your journey into social enterprise? Not yet started trading, or just begun to? Or perhaps you have been largely grant dependent? Read on for more information...

Help Invest and Grow Hulme Community Garden Centre

Hulme Community Garden Centre (HCGC) in Manchester is running an exciting new Community Share Offer in July, allowing the public the chance to invest in and grow the positive social impact of the community garden.

Creative United's Prosper North Business Support Programme

A new, free business support programme for culture and heritage organisations to help them become stronger, more impactful, and make the most of the Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund investment opportunity.

SASC presents SASH - Social and Sustainable Housing

SASH provides loans of £2 - £5 million to small - medium sized charities, who provide accommodation and support to vulnerable people.  The purpose of the loan is to fund the purchase of safe, stable and appropriate housing for those vulnerable people.

Wates Leads Debate On Social Enterprise Growth In Greater Manchester

Leading contractor, Wates Construction, has launched a fresh drive to support the sustainable growth of the social enterprise sector in the region, following a best practice event with Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.

Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter Supporters' Network

This event will be an opportunity to hear more about the Charter and get involved as we build a movement that will drive Greater Manchester organisations towards the best employment practices.

Social Investment Tax Relief - Government Consultation open until July 17th

Have you used Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR)? Have your say now in the government consultation...

Flourish Together Mentor-a-thon - Deadline for applications July 5th

Flourish Together CIC call out to women changemakers wanting to get involved in the annual mentoring marathon! Read on for more information...

Skill Givers - Looking for groups to get involved

Skill Givers is a Sport England funded project, working in areas of Salford and Manchester, connecting employers with sports clubs and groups who support their community. Read on for full details...


The Commonplace Double Decker Bus is for Sale!

A unique opportunity to purchase a very special mobile events space. 

Supply Change - promoting social enterprises in public sector procurement

Supply Change is a platform that works to help social enterprises win and deliver public sector contracts. For more information and to register your social enterprise as a potential supplier, read on...