Social Enterprise eBulletin

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Welcome to our latest social enterprise e-bulletin which contains a selection of events, information and opportunities relevant to social enterprises in Greater Manchester. Among the articles in this edition are:-

GM VCSE Leadership Group send statement of support to GM Leaders

Social Enterprise Day 2020 – Thursday 19th November (Social Enterprise UK)

Greater Manchester launches oneGM campaign

GMCVO wants to hear from VCSE sector employers who could offer work placements

Respond, recover, reset: the voluntary sector and Covid-19

Covid-19: Supporting Greater Manchester during lockdown (FareShare)

Inspiring video about a collaboration between a local social enterprise and a Manchester medical practice

Locality publish new ‘Keep it Local’ report

Get your social enterprise listed on the GMSEN Social Enterprise Directory

GMCVO Social Enterprise Support Directory for Greater Manchester

GMCVO’s COVID-19 News, Updates and Resources webpage

Good Finance publish a handy social investment ‘jargon buster’

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

Capacity Building and Grant Support Virtual Drop In (Trafford Housing Trust)
Tuesday 17th November Thursday 26th November
Online, FREE

Let’s Talk Good Finance (GM BAME Social Enterprise Network & Good Finance)
Tuesday 17th November Online, FREE

Information webinar: The Community Business Trade Up Programme (School of Social Entrepreneurs)
Wednesday 18th November Online, FREE

Webinar: Using a qualitative longitudinal study design in voluntary sector research (Third Sector Research Network)
Friday, 20th November Online, FREE

Unlocking Social Investment workshop (School for Social Entrepreneurs) 
Friday, 20th November Online, from £79

Becoming Trauma Informed – Workshop & Peer Learning Session (Flourish CIC)
Wednesday 25th November Online, FREE

Event: Social Enterprise Futures 2020
Wednesday 25th, Tursday 26th November Online, from £22

GM Walking Medium Grants Briefing (GMCVO)
Tursday 26th November Online

How and Why Social Entrepreneurs should master LinkedIn (School for Social Entrepreneurs)
Tursday 26th November Online, £25

Flourish Festive Quiz
Monday 7th December Online, £5.98 – £16.76

Ambition for Ageing seminar – Community research: Belonging in neighbourhoods
Wednesday 9th December Online

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

The Community Business Trade Up Programme (School of Social Entrepreneurs)

Powering Up – Capacity strengthening support for community business leaders (Power To Change

Flourish recruiting for second ‘Time To Grow’ programme supporting enterprising women changemakers

Peer Networks GM – Networking Programme (Know and Do)

Collaboration Opportunity: Eat Well MCR

Self-employed and SME business mentoring available through Enterprising You programme (Growth Company)

‘Be the Business’ mentoring support programme (Growth Company)

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

Emergency Investment Fund for VCSE organisations affected by Covid-19

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

Small and Medium grants to support mental wellbeing – deadline approaching

Launch of GM Walking Medium Grants – Round 2

Community Business ReBoost fund (Power To Change)

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

GMCVO’s dedicated Covid-19 Funding page

10GM Funding Bulletin – November 2020

Beware of the Bull Funding Bulletin – November 2020

Survey: GM Trends – research into drug habits and trends in GM (MMU)

Survey: Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan update – Consultation now live

Survey: Mobilising Volunteers Effectively during the pandemic

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

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