Funding and Events Coming up - August

August 12, 2019


It's a busy month for Social Enterprises and there are lots of events and funding opportunities that you should be aware of!

Firstport Funding: 

Our BuildIt funding deadline is coming up next month! Get your applications in before the 26 September to be in for a chance to secure £25,000 for your social enterprise.

Our Social Innovation Competition closes on 16 September. Do you have an innovative idea to help those affected by disabilities? Why not apply and you could win £5,000 to make your idea a reality. 

Our LaunchMe programme is now open for applications! LaunchMe is Scotland’s social enterprise accelerator. It is a business support and investment readiness programme that helps ambitious social enterprises to scale and make a greater impact. It is currently open for its fifth round of applications until 12 noon on Monday 21st October. If you need more information check out our LaunchMe page, and come along to one of our roadshow events: 

We are running roadshows in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness, as well as a webinar for anyone interested in applying. Find out details and sign up in our Events section.

If you can’t find an answer to your question on this page or the Guidance Notes, you can give us a call on 0131 564 0331 or email us .

Other Funding 

Social Investment Scotland (SIS) has launched two funding challenges worth £3.3 million, designed to support all social enterprises – large and small - across Scotland with applications closing 22nd August. Find out more on their website. 

Events coming up: 

Charity Bank is inviting trustees, directors, CEOs and managers of charities, social enterprises and community organisations in Edinburgh to sign up for a free event on 12th September. The Road to Growth event will be hosted at the Greyfriars Charteris Centre (EH9 9RR) from 09.00-12.00 and will provide attendees with the latest insight on the state of the social sector at a time of change and challenge.

The Social Enterprise Exchange Marketplace 2019. 

The Social Enterprise Exchange Marketplace will be held on Thursday 5th September 2019 in the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow between 10am and 4pm. Featuring over 85 exhibitors there will be opportunities for trading, learning and making new business connections. 

Our Just Enterprise workshops are up and running. Check out the full programme on our Training and Events page.