News
GM VCSE leaders are asking the Government for urgent help
 
 
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Campaign launched to provide mental health support following Covid-19 outbreak
 
 
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Join the Save Our Social Enterprises campaign
 
 
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'Together in One Voice' - mass sing-a-long across GM from doorsteps and windows
 
Social Enterprises and Covid-19 - Social Enterprise UK report published
 
 
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Report published on the Impact of Covid-19 on the BAME Community and Voluntary Sector (Ubele Initiative)
 
 
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GM VCSE Leadership Group response to Covid-19
 
 
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GM Social Enterprise Network (GMSEN) Leadership Group - May update
 
 
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COVID-19 support & resources
GMCVO's COVID-19 News and Updates webpage 
 
 
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COVID-19 Support and Resources for Social Enterprises (GMCVO)
 
 
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Your Questions Answered: Navigating loan finance during COVID-19 Webinar (Good Finance)
 
 
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May 7th Briefing - Covid-19 Support for Social Enterprises (Social Enterprise UK)
 
 
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Social Enterprise UK's Coronavirus Support and Resources
 
 
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Business Growth Hub's COVID-19 Advice and Resources
 
 
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GM Chamber of Commerce open access to their GM Business Community network
 
 
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Good Finance's COVID-19 Resource Hub for Charities & Social Enterprises
 
 
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Support and guidance for co-ops through COVID-19 (Co-operatives UK)
 
 
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Framing communications during COVID-19 (Unlimited Potential)
 
 
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Mental health and well-being support - SilverCloud programme now freely available for all GM residents
 
 
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Managing mental health during Covid-19
 
Advice on involving volunteers (NCVO)
 
 
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Events and Training
GM BAME Social Enterprise Network Events
 
 
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Business Planning & Business Model Canvas for Social & Ethical Ventures (Flourish CIC)
 
 
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Tackling loneliness during and after the COVID-19 pandemic (Kaleidoscope)
 
 
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Civil Society and Covid: A community response to the pandemic
 
 
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#KeepFlourishing Virtual SOUP event (Flourish CIC)
 
 
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Developing a Fundraising Strategy (School for Social Entrepreneurs)
 
 
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'Together in One Voice' - mass sing-a-long across GM from doorsteps and windows
 
How and Why Social Entrepreneurs should master LinkedIn (School for Social Entrepreneurs)
 
 
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Research Network Meeting: Collecting data at a distance (GMCVO)
 
 
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Opportunities
Support project connecting BAME Social Entrepreneurs (GMCVO & GM BAME Network)
 
 
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Human Lending Library – free business mentoring support for social entrepreneurs (Expert Impact)
 
 
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Time To Grow Programme open to applicants (Flourish CIC)
 
 
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Finance and Funding
GMCVO continuing to offer social investment to social enterprises and trading charities
 
 
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Resonance Community Developers Fund – investment for projects developing community led and owned assets (Resonance & GMCVO)
 
 
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GM ESF Community Grants: Re-Connect Fund (response to COVID-19)
 
 
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Grants to support mental wellbeing (GMCVO & 10GM)
 
 
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£12 Million Emergency Support Package (Power to Change)
 
 
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National Lottery Community Fund - Coronavirus grant funding
 
 
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GMCVO's dedicated Covid-19 Funding page
 
 
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Covid-19 Emergency Funding for Charities and Social Sector Organisations (Charity Bank)
 
 
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10GM Funding Bulletin - May 2020
 
 
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‘Bounce Back’ Loan Scheme (BBLS)
 
 
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Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)
 
 
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Community Support Fund (Forever Manchester)
 
 
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Coronavirus Emergency Fund (CAF)
 
 
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some social enterprise Good News stories...
The waste food enterprise that has delivered thousands of meals to vulnerable people across the city (Open Kitchen MCR)
 
 
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Grant cash delight for Leigh Spinners Mill
 
 
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Wonderfully Made Woman helping to support women, girls and their families through the pandemic  
 
 
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Old Abbey Taphouse offering meals-on-wheels to help vulnerable people through the pandemic
 
 
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Hidden Treasure Discovery Centre CIC have set up a community response hub
 
 
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Publications
Caring, Working, Living publish Support Agency Directory
 
 
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Webinar series (Sow the City)
 
 
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Have your Say
Survey: Taking your voice to Government (SEUK)
 
 
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Are you a social enterprise struggling to access COVID-19 financial support?
 
Survey: Greater Manchester Business Monitor : COVID-19 Impacts (GM Chamber of Commerce)
 
 
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IWP research on unequal impact of Covid-19
 
 
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