Business support, funding and resources to help you start a social enterprise in Scotland

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  • Through business support, resources, training and funding, we can help you start something good.

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  • Scotland’s accelerator programme for ambitious social enterprise start-ups is open for applications!

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  • Are you ready to pilot your social enterprise idea?

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Case studies

  • Health by Science

    Health by Science

    Stuart Maytham was awarded a grant through Firstport’s Start It awards programme in 2016. Find out how his social enterprise, Health by Science, is helping…

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  • Woodside Arran

    Woodside Arran

    Jennifer, director of community supported organic farm and delivery business Woodside Arran, was voted Firstport’s Young Social Innovator 2017, winning a £5000 prize and business…

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  • ZPL Mobility

    ZPL Mobility

    Based in Dunoon, Craig Peden and his wife are developing their social enterprise, ZPL Mobility, as part of the Vital Spark programme.

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