Social Enterprise events across Greater Manchester

Are you part of a social enterprise, looking to start your own, or gain some knowledge about the sector?Here’s a handy rundown of some great social enterprise events, workshops and training taking place across Greater Manchester over the next few months.

Proper Good Wigan SE Networking event (free)

Thursday, May 4, 10am-12:30pm, Molyneux House, WN1 3SE

This event will be hosted by Armed Forces Community HQ, join for networking opportunities and presentations from local partners, with a complimentary lunch to begin the event.

The Good Business Club – Good Business meet up

Thursday, May 11 7pm-9pm

Reviewed as: “A wonderful opportunity to feel genuinely seen and heard within a safe space surrounded by people who get that good business can be hard.” – Tash-Morgan Etty, Write Rabbit.

Expect to meet lots of businesses within the two hours at this networking event.

Get your tickets here.

SEEchange THE GOLDEN THREAD: The Case for Civic Social Enterprise

Tuesday, May 16, 10:30am-5pm, The Mill, Alliance Manchester Business School (free)

This event is for Universities promoting collaboration across social enterprise provision, the adoption of shared insights, informal networking and a call to action promoting civic engagement across the HE Sector.

Hear from keynote speakers, an expert panel, and case studies and host round table conversations on the definitions and best practices of The Civic University. There will also be time for informal networking in this innovative “Unconference” format.

Book your place here.

Beyond Better Business – Social Enterprise Mark CIC 2023 Conference

Wednesday, May 17, 10am-3:30pm, Manchester Metropolitan University

Social Enterprise Mark CIC is delighted to be bringing back its annual social enterprise conference in 2023, for the first time since 2019.

They will be looking at the future of business and how alternative economic models, which prioritise the well-being of people and the planet over private gain, can enable businesses to make a real difference to the communities in which they are based.

Book your place here.

GMCVO: Social Investment for Community Buildings

Wednesday, May 17, 10am-11am, online.

Whether your building needs refurbishing, purchasing, or you want to make it more environmentally friendly, or more accessible, this workshop from the GM Social Investment team at GMCVO will cover the different ways to raise investment for your building including from Proper Good Investment for buildings and Resonance Community Developers Fund for community housing and leisure centres.

Book your place here.

GMCVO: Research Network meeting: Talking about Failure

Friday, May 19, 2pm-4pm, online.

This session will be based on FailSpace, an AHRC-funded research project exploring how we can better recognise, acknowledge and learn from failure.

Book your place here.

Proper Good Wigan: Bid Writing Training

Tuesday, May 30, 12pm-3pm, Platt Bridge Community Zone.

Liz Douglas, local social entrepreneur and expert in this field, will be delivering this session.

Book your place here.

Elevate: Northern Sustainability Summit (free)

Monday, June 12, 10am-4pm

This event brings together businesses at all stages on the journey to sustainability, attendees will hear from business leaders about the challenges and the opportunities of the green revolution and levelling up.

Expert speakers will explore the future of skills, transport, innovation, funding and beyond for the green economy.

Book your place here.

Flourishing Fridays by Flourish CIC (free)

Join Flourish for themed Social Enterprise Support Days in Manchester.

Featuring an expert panel plus opportunities to troubleshoot challenges, work collaboratively and access peer support and 1-2-1 mentoring from Flourish and other social enterprise experts.

Book your place and check out the events here.

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