Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation

Social Enterprise

Launch of Resonance's Social Investment Fund for the North West

Resonance would like to invite you to their launch event for the Resonance North West Social Investment Tax relief (“SITR”) Fund on 16th May, to bring in the new financial tax year and

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Getting Ready to Grow - Understanding Routes to Social Investment

Whether you've been running 3-5 years and are looking seriously at your routes to growth and investment, you're or an emerging social venture looking at your options, this peer learning session and

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme - applications open

Are you committed to helping people in need or improving the environment?

Applications are now open for the Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreners programme.

GMSEN seeks expressions of interest to serve on the GM Co-operative Commission

The GM Social Enterprise Network (GMSEN) has been asked to nominate someone from the Social Enterprise sector to serve on the GM Co-operative Commission.

Andy Burnham supports new vision for social enterprise in Greater Manchester

“There is a massive opportunity for social enterprise in Greater Manchester.

St Thomas Centre announces contracts with two social enterprises

We are delighted to announce that we have appointed two social enterprises to provide services to our St Thomas Centre, a subsidiary social enterprise of GMCVO offering conference and meeting room

Greater Manchester Social Enterprise Summit: Working Together to do Business For Good

- Social Enterprise Day: Thursday 15th November 2018, 10.00 – 16.00

- St Peter’s House, University of Manchester, M13 9GH

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Greater Manchester Social Enterprise Summit - 15th November

Greater Manchester Social Enterprise Summit: Working Together to do Business For Good

Research project with BME social entrepreneurs in Greater Manchester

BME charities and social enterprises are less well connected, resourced and heard than others in the sector.

A social enterprise strategy for Greater Manchester – your comments are invited

The stakeholder group for the Greater Manchester Social Enterprise Network (GMSEN), which GMCVO hosts, have been working with partners to develop a social enterprise strategy for Greater Manchester

FarmStart seeks sustainable growers

According to the Fruit and Vegetable Alliance, which launched in Parliament earlier in the summer, an additional two million tonnes of fruit and veg is required to feed the UK’s growing popul

Sporting Capital offers funding to support community sporting activities

The £3million Sporting Capital Fund was created by Sporting Assets, the leading sport for social impact advisor, in partnership with the Access Foundation.

Social Investment – Growing Great Ideas for Good

Do you have a great idea for a project with social impact? Is your organisation already delivering social impact and you want to grow what you're doing or expand in a new direction?

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Evaluating Lead the Change: Impact & Learning report - UnLtd

This report provides an overview of the findings from UnLtd's evaluation of the Lead the Change programme, which GMCVO delivered as one of UnLtd's partners. 

Lead the Change programme - See its impact in UnLtd's newly published evaluation report

UnLtd recently published their evaluation of the Lead the Change programme.

VCSE Tender Opportunity to Supply St Thomas Centre

Are you a social enterprise, charity, voluntary organisation or community group with the ability to supply regular catering services to a busy conference centre just outside Manchester City Centre?

Local to Global - Celebrating Women Changemakers in Greater Manchester and Beyond

Greater Manchester is packed with global thinkers, changemakers and innovators - many of whom are women!

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

PwC Social Entrepreneurs Club Spring Networking Event

Connect with key members of the social enterprise community to share ideas and explore opportunities. Join us for an evening of drinks, canapes and business networking!

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

GM Social Investment awards over £300,000

The GM Social Investment fund was launched in July 2017 and we have now awarded over £300,000 to eight social enterprises in Greater Manchester.

Access commits £40m to new five year strategy

On Friday 16 March, Access – the Foundation for Social Investment – published its new five year strategy for 2018 to 2023, committing £40m to help charities and social enterprise

Rochdale Borough Social Enterprise & Co-operative Forum

GM Social Investment Fund coming to Rochdale! Event Open to all – Followed by the Forum AGM

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Local social enterprises named at national awards ceremony

The UK Social Enterprise Awards recognise businesses that give back, enrich communities and make a contribution to society, as well as those who lead them.

Let's Talk Good Finance





Crowdfunding for Social Causes: A Beginners Meetup

Donation-based crowdfunding is a new way of raising funds and allows you to source money for a project by asking a large number of contributors to donate a small amount, and asking a small number o

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Lets Talk Good Finance

Social investment is often seen as a London-centric activity.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Greater Manchester Credit Unions have joined forces to take on national lenders

People across Greater Manchester are being supported to break free from debt by a new partnership of local loans and savings providers.

The Management and Leadership Development Programme

Are you new to Leadership or do you have a member of staff who has recently moved into a senior role within your business?

Thursday, 19 October 2017

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

On July 11th we held an event in collaboration with Greater Manchester Social Enterprise Network (GMSEN)...

GMCVO announced as new Reach Fund Access Point

We are very happy to have become the newest Reach Fund Access Point.

GMCVO launch new social investment programme!

We are excited to announce that we have today (11th July 2017) launched a new social investment fund at a bustling event at our St Thomas Centre. The event was held in collaboration with Great

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