Proper Good

What is it?

The Proper Good programme, previously known as the Local Access Partnership, offers free-to-access business support, networking and training led by entrepreneurs who know how to run proper businesses that do good in their communities.

Individuals on the programme may also apply for social investment to grow their businesses and scale their impact. 

Hosted by GMCVO and delivered by local partners, the programme covers Bolton, Oldham, Wigan and Stockport. Local delivery partners will work you to develop your network and know-how, while the GMCVO social investment team will support you on your social investment journey.

Can I join the programme?

You can join the programme if you have a proper good idea or business that aims to make a positive difference to society, no matter what stage of the journey you are on - from start-up to scale-up. 

How do I find out more? 

Get in contact with your local lead, found below. If you cover more than one borough contact GMCVO at

To find out more about social investment, visit the Proper Good Investment web page.


The Proper Good programme is part of the Local Access Programme which is jointly funded by Big Society Capital and Access – The Foundation for Social Investment. It is one of six programmes from across England that aim to support the growth of local social economies to help reduce poverty and inequality. 


How can you get involved?

To find out more about Proper Good in your area, contact your locality lead below:


 Lead Contact





 Helen Clayton

 Bolton CVS


 Muzahid Khan

 Upturn Enterprise Ltd



 Simone Callaghan 

 The Goodness Collective



 Alex Winstanley

 Wigan and Leigh Community Charity