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A new style is needed to support the growing interest in social enterprise says charity as it unveils its new strategy.

Looking to get your business idea off to a flying start? Applications are now open for Converge 2019, the leading company creation competition for staff, students and recent graduates of Scottish Universities and Research Institutes.

Social enterprise tackling female incontinence stigma through comedy secures funding.

Firstport have officially opened applications for a new website design. 

Join Firstport and social entrepreneurs from What if...Girvan to celebrate what they've achieved.

Former awardee, Hey Girls have partnered with The Bloody Big Brunch in an effort to alleviate period poverty. 

Firstport have obtained Living Wage Accreditation, in recognition of our long-term commitment to paying our staff a fair living wage. 

Hey Girls unveil Social Impact Report 2018 and give thanks to supporters to mark their first anniversary.

Scottish EDGE is back for EDGE14 2019. Now open for applications, the competition is aimed at identifying and supporting Scotland’s up-and-coming, innovative, high-growth potential entrepreneurial talent.

Mental Health magazine awarded £25,000 to tackle mental ill-health amongst young people.

Market Research opportunity: Leith Walk Police Box- pop up space is looking for new customers. 

A great marketing opportunity for your social enterprise. BQ, a magazine that recognise and inspire entrepreneurship across the UK, has launched a new campaign to celebrate social entrepreneurs. The UK Social Entrepreneur Index (sponsored by UBS) is designed to highlight those entrepreneurs that are doing things a little bit differently to make our world a better place.

Edinburgh plays host to the Business for Good Conference in April 2019.

Scotland Can B launches their new website.

The largest free third sector event in the UK is back, hosting over 60 events at the SEC in Glasgow on the 20th and 21st of February.

The 2019 AccelerateHER Awards have now been launched, aimed at celebrating and supporting aspirational female entrepreneurs based in Scotland.

The NatWest SE100 celebrates the growth, impact and resilience of social ventures in the UK.

Music Broth is a social enterprise and charitable organisation with the aim of improving access to musical instruments and equipment for everyone.

Zero waste supermarket The Eco Larder has officially opened in Edinburgh today (Tuesday 20 November) following a £5000 Start It award from Firstport.

Firstport CEO, Josiah Lockhart, was named in the top 25 charity leaders on social media at the Social CEO Awards on 7 November

Congratulations to Jordan McPhail, who was crowned 'Social Enterprise Champion - Under 26' at the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland on 6 November