Community - University Partnership Initiative

Supporting community organisations and universities to develop research collaborations.
Application Deadline: Tuesday 20th March 2018

UnLtd - Thrive: A Social Accelerator

Thrive is UnLtd's new social accelerator helping ambitious social ventures to scale!

Big Heart Network Lunch & Learn event: Winning Funding Applications

Join Big Heart Network for their first quarterly Lunch & Learn event of 2018 on Wednesday 14th March in Manchester!

Free Co-Working Spaces!

Free co-working desk space for Social Enterprises in Manchester for up to 4 full-time equivalent staff

ERDF - Business Support Call In Greater Manchester

An event on March 19th in Manchester to inform VCSE organisations about the soon-to-be announced European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Business Support project 

Manchester Credit Union Corporate Membership Accounts

Businesses wanting to keep money in the local economy - and support local people in the process to access local savings and affordable loans - can choose to open accounts in which to deposit excess funds.

UnLtd Starting Well Workshop

UnLtd are running a half day workshop on Thursday 8th February aimed at social entrepreneurs in the early stage of their journey!

Social Value and Supply Chain Opportunities with GMHP

GM Housing Providers are hosting an event on Tuesday 27th February 2018 on the role that social value plays in their buying decisions and how to access forthcoming opportunities.

Amani Community Choir Christmas Concert - 23rd December

Celebrate Christmas with songs from a variety of cultures and live accompaniment from the Amani creative band.

Social Enterprise UK Awards 2017

Social Enterprise UK Awards 2017

Social Enterprise UK Awards 2017 – Two Greater Manchester social enterprises highly commended.

Congratulations to Rose Marley, Director of Sharp Futures and to Stretford Public Hall!

The Commonplace bus
Commonplace - The Big Conversion!

You can contribute to the Commonplace crowdfunder so they can convert their bus into a a flexible community event space... and check out their exciting incentives!

Flourish CIC 1st birthday party - 1st December in Manchester

A chance to celebrate Flourish CIC's first year in operation!

One Manchester - Catalyst Fund Launch Event - 30th November

This event will provide applicants with information about this new fund!

Sustainable Food Vision for Greater Manchester

Recap of the Sustainable Food vision for Greater Manchester Launch!

Free Legal Clinic: Business Law Cafe - Tuesday, 7th November, 6pm

The Business Law Cafe may be able to help with free legal support and information!

Let's Talk Good Finance - 21st November

This event is an opportunity to find out more about social investment, including meeting social investors and those who have experience of social investment.

Sector 3 - An Event For Stockport's VCSE Sector - 1st November

This event will be a chance to network, connect and learn something new with others in Stockport, and includes a networking lunch!

Get your 40% discount for's next crowdfunding workshop - 31st October.

If you're an SE registered on this website you can get a 40% discount for the Crowdfunding for Social Causes workshop in Manchester!

New acceleration programme - Wayra Fair By Design. Deadline 9th October

A new acceleration programme that will tackle the poverty premium: where people in poverty pay more for many everyday goods and services

Photo of audience Q&A with Eamonn Boylan

Audience Q&A with Eamonn Boylan

The Greater Manchester Social Enterprise Ecosystem event - Notes, slides and photos available

You can now find notes, slides and photos from July's Greater Manchester Social Enterprise Ecosystem event at GMCVO.