Useful resources

Greater Manchester:

Other useful links:

Social Impact reports:

Organisations that regularly host relevant training include:

Useful reports:

  • Social Value in procurement: The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 requires commissioners in public authorities to have regard to economic, social and environmental well-being when buying public services. Public bodies are now encouraged to make social value a consideration and look for providers who can also deliver value to the local community for minimal or no additional cost. This report summarises the discussions hosted by NLGN which explored the challenges posed by the Social Value Act.

Data Protection
GMSVN is committed to protecting the rights and privacy of individuals, organisations, trustees, staff, volunteers and others in accordance with The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018.

Under this Act, you have certain rights in relation to our processing of your data. In summary, these are:

  • The right to request access to your data as processed by GMSVN and information about that processing. (Subject access request)
  • The right to rectify any inaccuracies in your data
  • The right to request erasure of your data from our systems and files
  • The right to place restrictions on our processing of your data
  • The right to object to our processing of your data
  • The right to data portability: where we are processing data that you have provided to us, on the basis of consent or as necessary for the performance of a contract between us, you have the right to ask us to provide your data in an appropriate format to you or to another controller

Most of these rights are subject to some exceptions or exemptions, depending on the reasons for the processing of the data.

If you want to exercise any of the above rights or if you have any questions or concerns relating to the processing of your data, you can contact us by emailing 

We will always aim to respond clearly and fully to any concerns you have about our processing and requests to exercise the rights set out above. However, as a data subject, if you have concerns about our data processing or consider that we have failed to comply with the data protection legislation then you have the right to lodge a complaint with the data protection regulator, the Information Commissioner: Online reporting: