What if... Girvan is your chance to make a difference in the South Carrick area.

Vital Spark is a dynamic initiative based in Argyll and the Islands delivered by Firstport in partnership with InspirAlba and Unltd Scotland.

LaunchMe is Scotland’s first and only accelerator for ambitious, early stage social enterprises.

Firstport wants to uncover the most exciting, innovative business ideas that address social and environmental issues. 

We've been working with local groups across Edinburgh, to help us reach people who have a good idea that could benefit their local community.

Could you run your own business... and help your community along the way?

Ditto is a unique way of spreading good social enterprise ideas using tried and tested business models, ranging from cafes to childcare. 

This ambitious programme to regenerate local areas was fuelled by the momentum of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the imagination of the city’s young people.