Social Enterprise eBulletin

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Welcome to this first eBulletin of 2021. We hope you had a restful festive period and wish you a Happy New Year. The year may not have got off to the best start but we hope that our bulletin finds you all fit and well and that things improve as the year progesses. Among the items in this edition are:-


Support to help VCSE organisations come back stronger

Emergency Investment fund – application period extended to February 2021

GM BAME Social Enterprise Network reflecting on their first year

Achieving a fairer Greater Manchester is the focus of Inequalities Commission as new survey launches

Blog: the social enterprise fighting to ensure that Black Lives Matter (Social Enterprise UK)

Blog: Why everyone’s talking about co-operatives (Co-operatives UK

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

FAST – culturally appropriate food delivery service (Can-Survive UK)

Atos ANTZ Mentor Programme wins award for Social Impact Working with the Third Sector

Get your social enterprise listed on the GMSEN Social Enterprise Directory

GMCVO Social Enterprise Support Directory for Greater Manchester

Fit for the future – support resources for social entrepreneurs (Pioneers Post & Buzzacott)

Five Tips & Tools for Social Enterprises and Charities Navigating Lockdown No. 3 (Good Finance)

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

COVID-19 Resource Hub for Charities & Social Enterprises (Good Finance)

An Interview with Yvonne Field, Founder and CEO of The Ubele Initiative (Social Enterprise UK)
15th January, 1pm  Online

Webinar: Employment for Charities/Social Enterprises: Restructuring/Redundancy (Hempsons)
Thursday 21st January, 10.30-11.30am

Research Network meeting: Ageing Equally? – Supporting small VCSE organisations to plan and conduct research
Friday 22nd January, 2-4pm Online

Insights 2021 – join Understanding Society for a week of online debates exploring policy in a post-Covid world
25th – 29th January 2021

GMCVO VCSE Assembly: Integrated Care Systems
4th February, 2-30-4.30 Online

GMCVO VCSE Assembly: Procurement Green Paper Consultation
8th February, 2-3.30pm Online

GMCVO VCSE Assembly: Children and Young People School Readiness
11th February, 10-12.30pm Online

Holistic Health and Wellbeing Afternoon (Flourish CIC)
Friday 12th February, 1-5pm Online

Strategic Review Project Manager (Consultant – GMCVO)

Our external vacancies board – 23 vacancies currently listed

Join forces with other local business leaders and find your strength in 2021 with Peer Networks

Access to Kickstart scheme for VCSE sector employers

Opportunities with Manchester Met Students

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 supporting organisations impacted by Covid-19 to access emergency investment

Community Business Renewal Fund (Power to Change)

Round 2 of GM BAME Community small grants

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

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

Local Restrictions Support Grants & Additional Restrictions Grants

Heritage Lottery Fund

Covid-19 Community Resilience Fund: Round 2 launched (Great Places)

State of Social Enterprise survey 2021 – participants needed!

Achieving a fairer Greater Manchester is the focus of Inequalities Commission as new survey launches

Doing Buses Differently: The impact of Covid-19 on our proposals for the future of your buses

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