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.

As a parent, Lesley has personally experienced the struggles facing families of young children in Renefrewshire due to the lack of childcare provision. 
An experienced design and technology teacher who has also worked in industry, Paul Parmenter set up the Workshop in Aberfeldy, Perthshire in June 2014 with…
South Ayrshire Community Transport (SACT) is the only community based wheelchair accessible vehicle hire in the area and offers a variety of services to the…
Vox Liminis is playing a significant role in the rehabilitation of the criminal justice system in Scotland
The Befriending Agency provides companionship and compassionate support to isolated and elderly clients in the wider Glasgow/ West Dunbartonshire area.
The Scottish Design Exchange (SDX) supports aspiring Scottish artists and designers to sell and promote their work in Edinburgh.
Lingo Flamingo provides tailored foreign language workshops delivered by students and refugees to older adults to help the battle against dementia, brain ageing and other…
Shalinay Raghavan, a lawyer and property developer, set up Building Futures in 2015 to offer women access to the construction industry through training and support.
Sanel Contreras took part in January's Volunteer Assembly and successfully pitched for £500 to build a community garden at the City Community of Cyrenians in Leith.
Statistics show that around two thirds of adults in Scotland are overweight or obese. Social entrepreneur Fran Loots has set up Aye Can Change to…
If you know a teacher, you most likely have heard them talk about how stressed they are. Even that they have too much work. If…
Lesley-Anne started social enterprise The Yoga Tree Stirling. It is all about physical, mental and emotional well-being.
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…
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