Scotland’s social enterprise development agency Firstport has welcomed a £500,000 investment by the Scottish Government into its programme to find and support social entrepreneurs.
Firstport awarded over £100,000 to new-start social enterprises in the last five months of 2014. From the Scottish Borders to the Highlands, 29 entrepreneurs benefitted from Start It awards distributed from Firstport’s Social Entrepreneur’s Fund.
Dunfermline MSP Cara Hilton joined Fife social enterprise Suit and Pace to watch them perform a ground-breaking comedy with a serious message today. (Wednesday 12 November)
Cafe based at award-winning Wasps Studios set to become community hub thanks to support from 'Ditto'November 7, 2014
A cafe based in the award-winning Wasps Studios in Dennistoun, Glasgow, has been awarded a place on Firstport’s ‘Ditto’ programme.
A project which helped young entrepreneurs start their own social enterprises and revive Glasgow’s high streets has won three prestigious awards in less than a week.
A project which helped young entrepreneurs start their own social enterprises and revive Glasgow’s high streets has won both the judges and public award at last night’s prestigious Design Impact Awards, held at The Lighthouse in Glasgow.
Blog by Iain Edwards
I’ve been meeting recently with social entrepreneurs, running all manner of early stage businesses. It’s been great fun and personally inspiring to re-engage in a start up environment.
A social enterprise that provides employment and training for adults with learning difficulties is set to support other aspiring social entrepreneurs by sharing the secrets of its business success.
Seven ambitious social enterprises in Scotland - ranging from a community bakery in the Borders to a go karting racetrack in the Highlands – have been awarded almost £130,000 in seed funding as part of LaunchMe, a unique new business accelerator programme.
Three social entrepreneurs setting up cafes in Glasgow and Fife to benefit their local communities have been awarded places on Firstport’s ‘Ditto’ programme. The entrepreneurs will each receive tailored business support, a detailed Ditto business manual and a share of over £12,000 which will allow them to take their businesses to the next level.
Social entrepreneurs around Scotland are celebrating today after being awarded grants from Firstport’s ‘Social Entrepreneurs Fund’.
A project which helped young entrepreneurs start their own social enterprises and revive Glasgow’s high streets is opening its doors to the public over the next week.
Nominations are now open for the Herald Society awards. This year, Firstport is supporting a new category which will recognise people who have set up and run a business driven by social aims and objectives.
An Edinburgh based social enterprise, set up to promote and sell the creations of independent designers in Scotland, has been recognised as having an outstanding business model by Firstport, the social enterprise start-up agency. And today (31 July) became part of its ‘Ditto’ bank of business ideas.
A project to help young entrepreneurs start their own social enterprises and contribute to the legacy of the Commonwealth Games has given new life to Glasgow’s high streets.