More Support and Resources

Explore our new Social Enterprise Support Directory - bringing together a range of social enterprise support in one easy-to-use online directory

  • Filter by the type of support required (e.g. accountancy and financial planning, business development & strategy, governance and legal structures and much more)

  • Digestible summary of each support provider's offer

  • Up-to-date contact details for contacting support providers directly

If you would like to be listed as a support provider on the directory, please click here and submit a listing request

Need more information on social enterprise or social investment?

  • Sign up to receive our social enterprise eBulletin hereYou can view the most recent edition by clicking here.

  • Find out more about support to get ready for social investment here

  • Find news, information, support and resources on the GMSEN website

  • For a helpful downloadable support toolkit for social enterprises click here. This toolkit was originally designed for BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) entrepreneurs, but is potentially useful for all social entrepreneurs in Greater Manchester. 


Online guides and information

Community Shares' support section includes guidance materials and a step-by-step guide for those looking into community shares offers

Digital Boost have free resources on their website to support you in a number of areas including strategy, sales, marketing, finance and more. They also offer 1-2-1 mentoring from volunteer experts

Get SITR offers resources and information on Social Investment Tax Relief

Good Finance is a website which aims to help charities & social enterprises navigate the world of social investment

Locality provide a range of guides and resources for community organisations

My Community provides a Knowledge Article Library and a range of resources on how to take action in your community aimed at community-led projects

School for Social Entrepreneurs have a Resource Hub for social entrepreneurs at all stages of development

Social Enterprise UK's 'Advice & Resources' section includes resources for getting started, practical guides to social enterprise and a range of information and reports

The Hive is a support programme for co-operatives from Co-operatives UK and they provide a range of online resources along with advice, mentoring and training for all types of cooperatives, including community benefit societies, and a section on governance and legal options

UnLtd's Learning Area provides a suite of training guides for people developing their social enterprise

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