Greater Manchester Social Enterprise Network

Welcome to the GMSEN website! Please browse the social enterprise directory, news and case studies, information about local and thematic networks in Greater Manchester, a range of support you can access and places to seek out finance and funding. And if you like what you see, please REGISTER for FREE. The website is new and developing so please do get in touch about what's missing and what else you'd like to see.

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Social enterprises are dynamic, innovative and diverse and they make a difference.
GMSEN wants to showcase SE across Greater Manchester and to connect SEs with each other, with the networks and organisations who can support them and with opportunities for business and growth. We also want to help businesses and organisations connect with this exciting and developing sector and find the right SEs to provide them with excellent products and services while delivering impressive social impact.

Latest news from the social enterprise sector...

Rural Development Programme for England - applications open

£35 million has been made available to boost productivity and create local jobs in rural areas. The maximum grant under the Business Development and Tourism themes will be limited to €200,000 (around £175,000) The fund will be open for applications until 16th February 2020. Read more...

Unltd's Thrive - Access to Employment award programme open for applications

UnLtd are looking for 24 game-changing social businesses who want to scale up and grow their social impact and who are improving access to employment for those who face significant struggles such as but not limited to disabled people, ex-offenders and the homeless.  Read more...

Applications deadline approaching for the Culture & Social Impact Fund

The Culture and Social Impact Fund provides funding to properly constituted, not for profit, voluntary organisations, who are committed to providing excellent cultural experiences or work that has significant social impact across the ten boroughs in Greater Manchester. Read more...

Growing Social Enterprise in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is working with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and other anchor institutions to grow ‘enterprisingly social’ businesses in Greater Manchester, which trade with the primary aim of making a positive difference in our communities. Read more...