Greater Manchester Social Value Network
The core purpose of the Greater Manchester Social Value Network (GMSVN) is to influence stakeholders, policy and strategy at the Greater Manchester level around social value. The core group of GMSVN is made up of activists who want to ensure that all intervention whether that be through the behaviour of business, the devolution agenda, commissioning and procurement, or the delivery of projects and services, brings maximum social value.
The core group meets on a bi-monthly basis and focuses upon strategically influencing key agendas in Greater Manchester so that social value is embedded and enhanced. A wider range of individuals meet on a six monthly basis to share practice and updates on activities in their own organisations around social value.
Who We Are
The Greater Manchester Social Value Network was created in January 2015. It was brought together initially by the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES), the Manchester Alliance for Community Care (MACC),Salford CVS and Salford City Council.