What if... news

Latest news on helping turn ideas into businesses that benefit the community.

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

A What if...Girvan co-working space has been set up, providing an area for the developing businesses to come together

What if...Girvan participant Home Cook School has been shortlisted for an Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce 2018 Business Award

Residents across South Carrick are set to benefit as 11 new business ideas, with the potential to make a difference in the community, have been accepted onto What if…Girvan.

What if...Girvan is collaborating with the Social Enterprise Academy to encourage students and teachers to start thinking about social enterprise.

Girvan Community Market, run by Pearl McGibbon, has re-launched for 2018 with a new name, branding and seed funding to develop the social enterprise.

Ayrshire social enterprise programme What if…Girvan is to become the first social investor on a global digital platform, OASIIS, which connects UNESCO Biospheres worldwide.

Firstport and What if…Girvan are teaming up with Columba 1400 to offer people in Carrick the opportunity to take part in a Community Leadership Academy in 2018.

Girvan resident, Andrew Sinclair, has been awarded a £5000 Start It award from the Social Entrepreneurs Fund to pilot his social enterprise, Wecafé. The award was delivered by Firstport, Scotland’s start up social enterprise development agency.

People in Ayrshire are being urged to come up with ideas for businesses that can benefit the South Carrick community.

A group of five budding entrepreneurs who live or work in the South Carrick area have been selected onto the first group of What if...Girvan, a social enterprise programme aiming to help local people to set up enterprises that make a positive, lasting difference in the area.