Below you will find a list of organisations that offer a range of support to social enterprises. You can filter this list using the drop-down categories to find what you're looking for. This list is just a start and is growing - we welcome suggestions and contributions so please get in touch if there's something missing!

Abram Ward Community Cooperative

Runs a Social Enterprise Network for Wigan and provides support for social enterprises in the borough of Wigan including start up support/advice, business planning, networking, backroom support, funding support and office accomodation. 

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Action Together

Action Together offer support to groups of people (not individuals) who want to set up a not for profit social enterprise, specifically charities wanting to set up a social enterprise as a trading arm.  Support includes advice on the most app

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Adrian Ashton

Support includes: legal and governance issues, impact reporting, facilitating partnerships and mergers, financial modelling, growth and diversification. Offers some pro-bono / free support, programmes of support and paid support.

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Andrew Jessop

Andrew provides practical support to communities, co-operatives and social enterprises in Greater Manchester.  Support includes community engagement, Neighbourhood Planning and other 'Community Rights', development of good local economies tha

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Bolton Community and Voluntary Services (Bolton CVS)

Bolton CVS provides guidance on choosing suitable legal structures and registration processes for social enterprises as well as explaining the responsibilities of Directors.

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Bubble Enterprises CIC

Support includes: Drop-ins, network meetings, structured courses in enterprise set-up, signposting, hot desk work space, feasability studies and research, finance and investment.

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Buy Social Directory

The Buy Social Directory connects private and public sector buyers with social enterprises offering products and services.

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Community Shares

Support to develop community shares which can help save local shops and pubs, finance renewable energy schemes, transform community facilities, support local food growing, fund new football clubs, restore heritage buildings.

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Con Brio

Provides business and project development advice with a focus on music and arts-based social enterprises, including business planning and fundraising.

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CrowdfundUK

Anne Strachan FRSA - a trainer and fundraiser, runs training, workshops and offers 1 to 1 and team support for anyone thinking of using crowdfunding to raise funds and build a community around their project or social business.

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Elderflower Legal

Support on starting up, choosing the right legal and governance structure, negotiating contracts, partnerships, alliances and funding agreements, as well as navigating legal and compliance issues.

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Enterprise Stuff

Offers hands-on support to enterprises at all stages of their journey, including start up support, ongoing mentoring, and strategy and development advice.

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Equity Foundation

Equity Foundation support start up social enterprises to develop their business ideas, through a series of coaching sessions, networking events and workshops.

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GMSEN - support from other registered SEs

You can search support from other social enterprises registered with the network on the GMSEN social enterprise directory. Do this by filtering the social enterprises featured by 'support they're willing to offer'.

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Good Finance

A website to help charities and social enterprises understand and navigate social investment. Includes lots of information about social investment, events, case studies, and a detailed list of social investors and advisers.

 

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Locality

Locality is the national network of ambitious and enterprising community-led organisations.

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My Community

Provides tools and information to take action in your community and is the portal for community rights information and DCLG grant programmes for residents in England. It includes lots of useful resources for community enterprises.

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North Manchester FM 106.6

Offers the opportunity to promote social enterprise on radio to the community of north Manchester. Free promotion.

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One Manchester

One Manchester have an enterprise advisor who can advise individuals considering start ups, or start up businesses.

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PANDA - The Performing Arts Network & Development Agency

PANDA offer sector relevant individual and organisational development services using a person-centred approach and 30 years experience in social enterprise, management consultancy and arts development.

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