Greater Manchester is home to nearly 17,000 voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations working to improve the lives of citizens.

The VCSE sector is active across every aspect of growth and reform, including crime and disorder; sport, culture and leisure; skills, employment and enterprise; health and social care; housing and transport; environment and carbon reduction; poverty reduction; inclusive growth and governance.

We are working closely with leaders from Greater Manchester’s VCSE sector and have put in place an Accord agreement which contains 8 commitments which are shared across the sector, GMCA and its constituent local authority members, as well as the GM Health and Social Care Partnership. Our shared aim is to further develop how we work together to improve outcomes for Greater Manchester’s communities and citizens.

Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Accord

Greater Manchester’s VCSE Leadership Group

Membership of the Co-operative Council’s Innovation Network

Co-operative Commission

Greater Manchester Social Enterprise Action Group

Further information about the membership and work of the Social Enterprise Action Group can be found on the Economy pages of the website.