Social Enterprise eBulletin,

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Among the items in this Bulletin are:-

GMCVO announced as member of Greater Manchester Social Enterprise Group

VCSE organisations urged to ensure they are accessing vital funding

GMCVO launch new online Social Enterprise Support Directory for Greater Manchester

Government to use £150m from dormant accounts to support charities and social enterprises in response to covid-19

GMCVO joins youth employment response group aiming to avoid a lost generation

Support the #NeverMoreNeeded campaign

Music stars and Greater Manchester residents join together for mass doorstep singalong (Together In One Voice)

Bill allowing virtual board meetings passes first stage in parliament (Third Sector)

GMSEN Leadership Group – June update

GMCVO’s COVID-19 News and Updates webpage

COVID-19 Support and Resources for Social Enterprises (GMCVO)

VIDEO: How employers can enable positive mental health in young staff (GM’s Hidden Talent)

Social Enterprise UK’s Coronavirus Support and Resources

Business Growth Hub’s COVID-19 Advice and Resources

GM Chamber of Commerce open access to their GM Business Community network

Support and guidance for co-ops through COVID-19 (Co-operatives UK)

Mental health and well-being support – SilverCloud programme freely available for all GM residents

Managing mental health during Covid-19

Advice on involving volunteers (NCVO)

Get to Know YOUR Network! Online (ANTZ UK)

Media & PR to Attract Attention for Women Changemakers (Flourish CIC)

Kick-start Your Career (Antz Junction)

#KeepFlourishing SOUP event (Flourish CIC)

How to Create an Authentic Mission-Led Brand (School for Social Entrepreneurs)

The Healthwatch Research Governance Framework (GM Third Sector Research Network)

Financial Basics – Budgets, Cashflow and New Scenario Planning (Flourish CIC)

Social Enterprise World Forum Digital – tickets now on sale

GMCVO Investment Officer vacancy closing soon

Support project connecting BAME Social Entrepreneurs (GMCVO & GM BAME Network)

Connect 5 mental health training for non-mental health staff being rolled out across GM

Human Lending Library – free business mentoring support for social entrepreneurs (Expert Impact)

Virtual Volunteers (School of Social Enrepreneurs)

Advisory Board Member Opportunity (Heart & Parcel)

GMCVO continuing to offer social investment to social enterprises and trading charities

Grants to support mental wellbeing

Resonance Community Developers Fund – investment for projects developing community led and owned assets (Resonance & GMCVO)

National Lottery Community Fund – Coronavirus grant funding

NatWest Social and Community Capital – to launch on Monday 22nd June

GMCVO’s dedicated Covid-19 Funding page

VIDEO: Good Finance publish video on navigating loan finance options during covid-19

Downloadable Guide: Navigating funding during COVID-19 (Good Finance)

Covid-19 Emergency Funding for Charities and Social Sector Organisations (Charity Bank)

‘Bounce Back’ Loan Scheme (BBLS)

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

Emergency government grants scheme now open

Community Support Fund (Forever Manchester)

10GM Funding Bulletin – June 2020

Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund

Grant funding to help young people overcome barriers to employment, education and training (Prince’s Trust and GMCA)

The Next Steps programme (Children in Need)

Report: Bounce Back Britain (Social Enterprise UK & Social Market Foundation)

State of Social Enterprise – Regional Reports (Social Enterprise UK)

Report: Supporting carers back into work

Blog: High streets face a ‘new normal’ with old problems (Power to Change)

Report: The Co-op Economy 2020 – a report on the UK’s co-operative sector (Co-operatives UK)

Podcasts: More Than a Shop (Co-operatives UK)

Survey: Greater Manchester Business Monitor : COVID-19 Impacts (GM Chamber of Commerce)

Survey: Call for Evidence: Finance and Older People

Survey: Have your say on GM housing provider priorities

Survey: Survey to establish the health and well-being impacts of COVID-19-related physical/social distancing policies

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