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 thsi edition are :-

NEWS & PUBLICATIONS

Free support for VCSE orgs via ‘Skills for Growth SME Support’ programme

Investment funding available for VCSEs

New pre-employment opportunities listings website for young people

Access to Kickstart scheme for VCSE sector employers

State of Social Enterprise 2021 report – survey now live

Co-operatives UK launch annual co-op economy survey

Consultation report to shape the recommissioning of women services

New briefing: What works in tackling social isolation of older people in Bangladeshi Communities (Ambition for Ageing) 

Vaccination of Frontline VCSE Workforce

Barometer survey: impact of Covid-19 on VCSE organisations

VCSEs: A guide to working with government

Discover social enterprises across GM through the online directory

SUPPORT & RESOURCES
GMCVO Social Enterprise Support Directory for Greater Manchester

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

Blog: Tips for effective storytelling (School for Social Entrepreneurs)

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

EVENTS & TRAINING
Flourish CIC events coming up
12th February – a wellbeing workshop on self-care for social entrepreneurs
1st March – the Flourish Quiz Night
Then from March 9th to 12th, a series of online lunchtime ‘heated debates’ as part of International Women’s Week 

The Future of Human Experiences and Human-Centred Design (Innovate Manchester & FutureEverything)
Tuesday 23rd February, 9.30-11am

“0 to 1” Programme: What is your purpose? (Manchester Social Entrepreneurs)
 Wednesday 24th February, 6-7.30pm

Wigan Borough Social Enterprise Network (Wigan Borough Community Partnership)
Wednesday 24th February, 11-12.30pm

Early stages business development training for new social enterprises working in mental health
Business planning A-Z (16th Feb & 23rd Feb)
Introduction to measuring social outcomes (2nd March)
How to sell your products or services (9th March) 

Challenge, Change and Coronavirus: Women in business, where are we now? (gunnercooke)
Monday 8th March, 11am Online

Introducing ANTZ Network!
Friday 12th March, 12-1pm

Information webinar: winning government contracts and the new Social Value Model (DCMS)
Wednesday 17th March, 2-4pm

How and why social entrepreneurs should master LinkedIn (School for Social Entrepreneurs)
Wednesday 31st March, 11-12.30pm £25/£35

OPPORTUNITIES
Enterprise Development Programme for Mental Health focused VCSEs, offering grant and learning support

Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs programme –

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

FINANCE & FUNDING
Remember to also check out Forever Manchester’s Funding and Support page

Emergency Investment Fund for VCSE organisations affected by Covid-19 – application window extended
closing date for applications is Sunday 16th May 2021.

GMCVO supporting organisations impacted by Covid-19 to access emergency investment

ESF Community Grants relaunched Applications deadline – 8am on Monday 22nd February

Round 2 of GM BAME Community small grants Closing date: Friday 26th February at 4pm

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 charities

Grants for Good – for small social enterprises (Matthew Good Foundation

Beware of the Bull Funding Bulletin – February 2021

Action Together Funding Bulletin – February 2021

HAVE YOUR SAY
State of Social Enterprise 2021 report – survey now live

Have your say on government ‘Right to Regenerate’ proposals
Consultation closes on 13th March.

ReGenerate survey for social entrepreneurs

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ANY OF THE ABOVE GO TO :-
 https://www.gmcvo.org.uk/gm-social-enterprise