News

All the latest news about Firstport and the social entrepreneurs we support.

Welcome to our new website!

It’s a new year and a new look for Firstport.

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Why Firstport is Putting Diversity First in 2020

Megan Veronesi, our Head of Business Development and Partnerships, shares her thoughts on inclusion and diversity and why Firstport is putting diversity first in 2020.

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We’re recruiting for a new business advisor!

Firstport are hiring a new business advisor in the Edinburgh or Glasgow area, with the potential for flexible working. If you’re interested check out our Work with Us page, and send in your application before noon on Monday 13th January.

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£500,000 fund offering innovative finance to environmental social enterprises opens for applications.

Boost It, a new programme from the Social Entrepreneurs Fund has opened for applications this week. Delivered by social enterprise agency Firstport and funded by the Scottish Government, Boost It will support social enterprises in Scotland to strengthen their businesses so they can successfully sustain trading.

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Scotland’s first social enterprise lettings agency receives £2.4 million from the National Lottery to expand UK-wide

Circular Economy, Social Fund - Start it

An award-winning Scottish property management social enterprise, which helps vulnerable housing tenants access quality housing, has been awarded £2.4 million in National Lottery funding to roll out its successful model across the UK.

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Zero waste shop opens in Edinburgh following Firstport funding

Zero waste supermarket The Eco Larder has officially opened in Edinburgh today (Tuesday 20 November) following a £5000 Start It award from Firstport.

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Firstport Chief Executive named in top 25 Social CEOs

Firstport CEO, Josiah Lockhart, was named in the top 25 charity leaders on social media at the Social CEO Awards on 7 November

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Get involved in Social Enterprise Day 2018

Part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, this year Social Enterprise Day will take place on Thursday 15 November

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