The Proper Good programme, previously known as the Local Access Partnership, offers free-to-access business support, networking and training led by entrepreneurs who know how to run proper businesses that do good in their communities.
Individuals on the programme may also apply for social investment to grow their businesses and scale their impact.
Hosted by GMCVO and delivered by local partners, the programme covers Bolton, Oldham, Wigan and Stockport. Local delivery partners will work you to develop your network and know-how, while the GMCVO social investment team will support you on your social investment journey.
As part of the Proper Good support programme, GMCVO are offering affordable and accessible social investment for social enterprises, community businesses and trading charities that create social impact in Bolton, Oldham, Stockport and Wigan.
Proper Good Investment offers three strands of funding, depending on your needs:
This investment can be used for any costs to your business to support you to get through the early stages of business set up or initial business growth.
This investment can be used to purchase a building. We are happy to invest the full amount or partner with another lender. You can also use this investment to renovate or refurbish a building you already own.
You can apply for a loan of up to £30,000
You can apply for up to £350,000 of blended finance (90% loan and 10% grant)
Can I join the programme?
You can join the programme if you have a proper good idea or business that aims to make a positive difference to society, no matter what stage of the journey you are on - from start-up to scale-up.
How do I find out more?
To find out more about social investment, visit the Proper Good Investment web page.