Community Owned Businesses

The following Community Owned Businesses and Organisations are involved in this endeavour:

Grace Incorporation Faith Trust (GIFT)

GIFT aims to to support young people, men and women from a diverse range of communities to access education and to tackle a range of issues that affect their access, performance and progression into education, training and employment. GIFT works with local authorities, health trusts, Connexions, youth offending service, and local schools, colleges and universities to support its core activities in the area of family support, counselling, mentoring, professional and personal development.

Reasons Organisations

Rea Alotaya is founder of REASONS ORGANISATIONS a motivational mentor with a passion to help you de-clutter every aspect of your life. Reasons Organisation is a community interest company that offers one to one mentoring and home de cluttering for donation only fee and all the donations are to help those women within a refuge accommodation waiting to be rehoused. Supporting them to have a good start in their new life, giving clothing and home items. Funding to give them a home they can be proud off and feel empowered to be in. The women would be giving their time in a volunteering capacity and will be participating in self development courses with other agencies that in partnerships with REASONS ORGANISATIONS; GIFT, HEART2HEART, MAV etc.

4Lunch:  Cooking with communities in Greater Manchester since 2013

4Lunch is  a multi-award-winning social enterprise that has been cooking with communities in Greater Manchester since 2013. We believe in the joy and excitement cooking, sharing and eating brings to all. Food is a universal experience and has the power to make a real difference in people’s lives. It is our vision to enable people to increase their wellbeing, improve their communities and the local economy through good food. It is our mission here at 4Lunch to create social change within communities by unlocking the power of food through our innovative Cook Inspire Change workshops and programmes. Our workshops are engaging, experimental and educational. Our tutors are full of energy and enthusiasm about food, and we simply love what we do!

African Caribbean Mental Health Service (ACMHS)

Health and Wellbeing


Arts and Media

Anjum Homeopath

Health and WellBeing

Divine Healthy Living

Health and Wellbeing

Dynamic Heights

Business Enterprise, Employability and Training

Freelance Content Writer

Arts and Media

Heart 2 heart – The Power of Self Esteem

Delivering an Introduction to the Power of Self Esteem – The Power of Self Esteem Introduction is an experiential journey into the mind. We look at ways the mind influences and controls our self-esteem as to what we believe, think and feel about ourselves. The session looks into what we say about ourselves so we can learn keeping telling the truth about ourselves.

Highway Hope

Business Enterprise, Employability and Training

i2ie Childminding

Training and Consultancy – Education, Mentoring and Coaching

Inside Track Employment

ITEM is a co-operative community interest company (CIC) which connects unemployed adults with appropriate employers. We identify and develop work placements and employment opportunities for specific groups of people seeking work by matching their skills with the needs of Co-operatives, Social Enterprises, Third Sector organisations and “socially responsible” businesses who are committed to offering our clients opportunities.

Just Psychology

Health and Wellbeing


Education, Mentoring and Coaching

Kingdom Community Courses

Kingdom Community Courses empower young adults with success laws and principles so that they can fulfil their purpose and become agents of change. We offer a programme which includes courses and development experiences to break our young adult students free from a sense of hopelessness, frustration and confusion about who they are and what their future holds. It clarifies their significance, helping them to recognise their gifts and potential. The programme also facilitates each student creating a vision for their life, and therefore revealing the unique ways in which they were destined to be a positive influence in the world.

M & O Coaching

Business Enterprise, Employability and Training/ Education, Mentoring and Coaching

Making Education a Priority (MEaP)

Education, Mentoring and Coaching

ME1 Positive Personal Development Ltd

Life Coaching and personal development support help individuals to increase positive mental attitudes, improving confidence and self-belief  to achieve desired dreams and reach their full potential. In addition, Me1 provides basic business and functional skills to women and SME start -ups.

Mothers Against Violence (MAV)

The organisation will be running a workshop which is a taster version of  their Road Map for Business Development course. The course material is designed to help identify and clarify the reasons why a student wishes to start a new business venture. It will be of assistance in identifying a potential business idea. It is intended to provide a comprehensive understanding of the skills and abilities that are required to establish and organise a business.

CARL MONTLAKE is the business development lead for the course. a business man who has successfully run companies within the clothing business, medical, motor and finance sector but to mention a few. He is a mentor for the Princess Trust and a qualified therapist in alternave medicine. Over the years he has supported charies in various formats including producing and writing a book where all the sales proceeds went to the Grand Lodge of England Charity.Carl has recently completed his second book, an autobiography wri&en with comedy anecdotes. He is in discussion with a number of publishers. Six years ago he joined the charity known as Mothers Against Violence ( MAV) as their volunteer business development lead. As part of his work Carl runs a specialised project called the “Road Map to Business” where he works daily with those less privileged in society and offenders to establish their own business or enterprise. This work is carried out with probation, across the prison estates, throughout the UK and at MAV o5ces. This work has proved highly successful and Carl has received many accolades for this work including a visit from the Home O5ce to a charitable evening where offenders who had gone through the process and changed their lives could tell their stories.Carl produced his own business course designed to help those wanting to take that first step and require to understand fully what will be expected of them. These courses are run as a workshop and include the development of a comprehensive business plan/cash 7ow, raising seed capital and long term mentoring support. A sample of the businesses he has helped include a Wa9es shop, Ice Cream and Milk Shake parlours, Bridal Hire, School of Music, Fibre Optics, Ta&oo Removal, Handmade Beds, Gothic Clothing, Language Services, Lingerie, Tyre Recycling, Classic Cars, Sports Information, Dating Agencies, Fancy Dress Retailer, Jewellery Sales, Day Care Nursery, Fashion Production, Catering, Plastering, Joinery, Decorating, Martial Arts and Personal Training. Carl believes that by providing hope where they may not be any, opportunity, training and support he can change people’s lives for the better.

Sidnie Cocoture

Arts and Media

Tiki Black

Arts and Media are more than entertainment, they are a way to empower people. As a music professional, I create, perform and release songs, broadcast music and publish articles as motivational and inspirational tools. My workshops provide an insight into music and the music business for aspiring professionals and music lovers alike. ( As a digital consultant, I harness the rise of the digital to support the personal and professional development of the next generations. The government needs about a million more digital professionals by 2023! Becoming one or even acquiring digital skills gives a noticeable edge and transferable skills. My workshops help to become the difference in the digital world.