Firstport case studies

We have helped a wide range of new start enterprises across Scotland that have gone on to win awards, create jobs and deliver real social benefits to people and communities. Read our case studies to find out more.

The West Dunbartonshire Social Enterprise Challenge is now in its fourth year out of a five year pledge, providing entrepreneurs with tailored business support and…
Alexa founded Equal Scotland, a national equality and diversity organisation. It is an innovative, cost-effective and sustainable social enterprise which incorporates empowerment, advocacy and collaboration.
Jane Forrest from Kilmarnock started The Pony Project. Her social enterprise aims to improve the lives of disabled and disadvantaged children and adults through a…
Esther Walker started Storyworlds Life CIC, a social enterprise that provides story-based learning materials tailored to help organisations improve the health, well-being and experience of care…
Lynzi Leroy started Scottish Design Exchange, is a collective for up to 150 artists, makers and designers in a contemporary space at Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh.
Cheryl Wright started Therapeutic Roads 2 Recovery in November 2014. Her social enterprise helps individuals that are in recovery of trauma or crisis. 
A group of five budding entrepreneurs working or living in the South Carrick area have been selected onto the first round of What if...Girvan! 
Talking Mats is an innovative social enterprise that improves the lives of people with communication difficulties, and the people close to them.
Takeaway Creative is a service allowing Argyll residents to enjoy creative activities in their own home.
Game Dr aims to transform health education through the development of innovative educational digital media including games and films.
Wild Outside is a Forest School offering progressive and challenging outdoor education experiences in local woodlands and beaches.
Jordan Butler started Heavy Sound C.I.C, a unique social enterprise which provides music and creative writing services primarily to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, helping…
Campbeltown is now counting six new budding social entrepreneurs. They have joined the Vital Spark programme and are working on developping businesses that do good…
Four new budding social entrepreneurs have started their journey as part of the Vital Spark programme on the Isle of Bute, in Rothesay. 
Five new budding social entrepreneurs have come onboard the Vital Spark programme in Dunoon. They are developing their ideas into businesses that will benefit their…
Game Dr, a new Edinburgh-based social enterprise, aims to transform health education through the development of innovative educational digital media including games and films.
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