A Brief Guide to Social Enterprise

This guide introduces the terms ‘Social Enterprise’ & ‘Social Investment’, and offers insight into what it means to be and grow as a business trading for a social purpose.

The first section of this guide covers what Social Enterprise means (and does not mean), and the ways in which social businesses can source funding for themselves through Social Investment, including through our own range of investment funds.

The second half of the guide provides real-life examples of some existing GMCVO investees and the different types of social investment available.

The guide also includes resources for Social Enterprises in Greater Manchester and beyond.

Read and download the guide below.


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