State of Social Enterprise 2023

Closed 13 Mar 2023

Opened 6 Feb 2023


Are you a Greater Manchester social enterprise? Social Enterprise UK and the social enterprise sector in Greater Manchester need your help to understand the key trends and issues affecting social enterprises in 2023.

Run every two years, State of Social Enterprise (SOSE) is the most comprehensive and respected survey of UK social enterprises. This vital evidence will help shape funding and finance, support initiatives and policy to grow the social enterprise movement. Previous survey findings have been instrumental in developing major legislation including the passing of the Social Value Act, the creation of Big Society Capital and Access – The Foundation for Social Investment. It also informs national and local policy and support.

Why your views matter

Taking part in this year’s survey is particularly important as responses from Greater Manchester social enterprises will feed into a local report – providing a valuable snapshot of the State of Social Enterprise across Greater Manchester in 2023.


  • Anyone from any background


  • Combined Authority