GM Social Value Awards

Social Value Mission Statement

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce recognises the importance of social value in terms of the values of our own organisation and the work we do with other businesses, through our work, as follows:

  • Working together with businesses to grow their resilience to include the development of local skills and jobs

  • Positively influencing the number of, and impact volunteers make in communities

  • Leading by example and helping guide the quality, type and amount of socially responsible decisions businesses make that have a positive impact in their community.

'Social value' is a way of thinking about how scarce resources are allocated and used. It involves looking beyond the price of each individual contract and looking at what the collective benefit to a community is when a public body chooses to award a contract.  To recognise the ‘time in kind’ donated by our members which contributes to the Chamber’s social value work within Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.

  • Talent Match – building relationships between young people and local employers 

  • Young Chamber – employers who give their time to present careers talks at schools

  • Apprentice Share – employers who agree to host ex-offenders via the ‘through the gate programme’

  • Supporters of our annual GM Arts Prize -

To date we have issued over 120 Social Value Awards to our members. You can contact any member of the Skills Team on tel: 0161 393 4321 or email us: