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.

Budding social entrepreneurs have started their journey as part of the Vital Spark programme on the Isle of Bute, in Rothesay.
Social entrepreneur Gillie Banks is working hard to turn her idea into a business, as part of the Vital Spark programme in Rothesay.
Meet one of the aspiring social entrepreneurs to come onboard the Vital Spark programme in Rothesay.
Sparks are flying in Dunoon as social entrepreneurs create businesses to help the local community.
Duncan MacGillivray is developing his social enterprise in Dunoon as part of the Vital Spark programme.
Meet Fiona, one of the aspiring social entrepreneurs to come onboard the Vital Spark programme in Dunoon.
Meet some of the other aspiring social entrepreneurs to come onboard the Vital Spark programme in Campbeltown. They are developing their ideas into businesses that…
Campbeltown social entrepreneur, David Fee, is working hard to turn his idea into a business as part of the Vital Spark programme.
Our Campbeltown Vital Spark participants have gone a long way since they started on the programme last October.
Gordon is one of the budding social entrepreneurs to embark on the Vital Spark programme in Campbeltown.
After surviving a period of anxiety and depression, Eve became aware of how commonplace mental health conditions are in modern society. She was one of…
Lily wants to tackle the stigma around mental ill health with Real Talk, a mental health storytelling social enterprise. She was awarded £500 seed funding…
Shiatsu practitioner Jenny wants to make touch therapies as a form of health and well-being available and accessible to all. She successfully pitched her idea…
16 year old Annie was awarded £500 seed funding to develop her 'Muirhouse has got talent' project, as part of our partnership with North Edinburgh…
Like many social entrepreneurs, Rogan’s motivation came from his own circumstances. After recovering from brain injury, he decided he wanted to help others do the…
As a parent, Lesley has personally experienced the struggles facing families of young children in Renefrewshire due to the lack of childcare provision. 
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