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16 November is Social Enterprise Day – part of Global Entrepreneurship Week and a day to raise the profile of social enterprise around the world.

A social enterprise set up to help artists and designers sell their work without paying commission is set to expand its Edinburgh store and open a second outlet in Glasgow.

The University of Edinburgh, in collaboration with Santander Universities UK, offer match funding for 4-10 week internships in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

A Renfrewshire childcare provider has come top of the class after being shortlisted for a prestigious business award.

A project to restore an iconic community building, a business boosting ethical tourism in Scotland and an organic food producer have scooped awards in a national competition for their innovative ideas. 

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Earlier this month Vital Spark collaborated with another of Firstport's support programmes, What If... Girvan, to bring our social entrepreneurs together in Glasgow as part of a two day exchange programme.

A Bute based puppet company has won £3000 of funding from Lloyds Bank of Scotland to work with the Talespinners, a local creative writing group.

Need a funding boost for your social enterprise? See our latest selection below

Events are a great way to gain knowledge and meet other social entrepreneurs. Find out what's going on this month. 

Make sure you don't miss out on training opportunities for social entrepreneurs. And many of them are free!

Firstport has appointed Josiah Lockhart as its new Chief Executive as it celebrates ten years of supporting social enterprise start-ups in Scotland.

An online physiotherapy service has scooped the top award for businesses with a social impact in Scotland’s leading university company creation competition.

Former Social Innovation Competition winner, Anthony Thomas, has secured a place at the ClimateLaunchpad Grand Final after placing in the top three at the Scottish finals.

Almost 6000 businesses with a social purpose have been set up in Scotland – almost half of them in the last 10 years and 10% in the last two years.

The latest Social Enterprise in Scotland: Census 2017 report was launched yesterday at the CEIS Policy and Practice conference 2017 in Glasgow.

Kathryn Welch, one of this year's Social Innovation Competition judges, gives her top tips to help your application stand out

Five social entrepreneurs have been shortlisted as part of this year’s Converge Challenge, Scotland’s leading company creation competition.

The search for the next generation of Scottish social innovators is coming to Perth later this month.

Make sure you don't miss out on training opportunities for social entrepreneurs. And many of them are free!

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