Who is Firstport?

Hello! We are Scotland’s agency for start-up social entrepreneurs and social enterprise.

We are here to support individuals all across Scotland to start, develop and grow their ideas into businesses with social impact at their core.

Firstport is a registered charity and started work in 2007 to help social entrepreneurs bring forward their ideas and to make them happen. Since then we have grown and evolved, supported thousands of individuals and distributed millions of pounds of start-up funding, all with the aim to achieve our vision:

 Social enterprises play a key role in society, transforming lives, communities and the economy.

You can find out more about what Firstport has achieved in Our Impact & Success page

We are part of a wider ecosystem of entrepreneurial support – Scotland Can Do –  and work alongside other support organisations, academia and funders to encourage more people from all walks of life to start social enterprises and to help them get started. You can find out more about who we work with in our Partnerships section.

To find out more about what we are about and our current strategy and plans for the future, you can read our reports in the Resources section.