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 Falkirk Cleaning Academy is a social enterprise led by the Falkirk Football Community Foundation (FFCF). Its key aim is creating a cleaning company which…
An innovative social enterprise based in Glasgow, Well-Fed was created to work with and strengthen communities. It does this through tackling the effects of food…
Jason Lang founded the Hunter Community Enterprise in 2016 to provide high-quality local services throughout East Kilbride and to offer person-centered, bespoke employment, training and…
Open Ayes Agency CIC was founded by Becky Duncan in 2010 and was supported through Firstport’s Start It programme in 2012. Open Eye, enables communications…
LaunchMe Cohort 4- Hermine Makangu-Kinkela Mbikudi Ltd ~Naturally Powerful Trading.
Braw Talent: A social enterprise committed to making creative career pathways accessible to ALL young people. Filmmaking, visual art and music workshops by teachers.
The Mindful Enterprise was launched as a Community Interest Company in March 2017 and aims to tackle the rising problem of mental health issues in…
Angela McHardy, the founder of Upala-Haven Yoga, has had an inspiring journey to setting up her social enterprise. 
Ferns Kitchen is a social enterprise community café that aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness. Their vision is to provide a safe and welcoming…
Jangling Space is a social enterprise that uses art and creativity to tackle the issue of loneliness and isolation in the Glasgow region.
Positive Changes (CIC) supports ladies who have touched the Scottish criminal justice system towards fulfilling employment through the making and selling of chocolates.
Connor Watt and David Phee use their social enterprise Carrick Sports to develop more sporting opportunities for all ages in Girvan.
Prep Table, a social enterprise with food at its heart, works to reduce food poverty, minimise food waste and give homeless people access to fresh…
Creating inclusive, fun, and sociable sports clubs is the key goal of Kirsten Sinclair, founder of Ladies Recreational Football and Sports (LaRFs). Kirsten believes that…
23-year-old Alison Wood was moved to take action on period poverty after discovering the scale of the issue and the impact it has on girls’…
Based in Glasgow, 26-year-old Amanda is setting up a women's community cinema screening films directed or written by women in safe spaces around the city.
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