LaunchMe case studies

The Befriending Agency provides companionship and compassionate support to isolated and elderly clients in the wider Glasgow/ West Dunbartonshire area.

Shalinay Raghavan, a lawyer and property developer, set up Building Futures in 2015 to offer women access to the construction industry through training and support.

Buth Bharraigh is a social enterprise that creates opportunities for local people on the Island of Barra.

September 24, 2015

Inverness Kart Raceway

Corrin Henderson’s ambitious plan to build an indoor go-kart track in Inverness has a dual purpose - to provide a secure income and base for his core charity service, Day1 Mentoring, and to help more disengaged young people in the Highlands into employment though a much-needed leisure activity.

September 24, 2015

Bad Idea

Anthony Gerrard’s mantra is “there is no such thing as a bad idea”. It’s hard to believe that the smartly dressed young businessman overcame a chaotic background, discarded by society, growing up in poverty and becoming homeless at 18. Despite these barriers, he put himself through college and university and went on to set up his own company.

September 24, 2015

Rachel DuBois - Hostel Hub

Hostel Hub wants to create a network of boutique hostels to support community regeneration and tackle social issues such as unemployment, crime and poverty.

‘Unlocking potential – creating futures’ is the mantra of Josee Scott and her team at Edinburgh-based Freedom Unlimited Enterprises. 

Bruce Gunn’s life changed overnight when an allergic reaction to a mosquito bite on a family holiday to Spain in 2008 led to a pulmonary embolism, a collapsed iliac artery and long-term illness which left him housebound for three years.

September 24, 2015

This for That

This for That is an online platform that supports relationships across public bodies, private sector and communities for people to gain real rewards for their participation and contribution to their community, building a strong civic economy.

Future Soccer Stars delivers high-quality soccer training to children aged from 18 months to nine years in Central Scotland.

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