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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.

The third bi-annual Social Enterprise in Scotland Census results have been announced at the Social Enterprise Policy & Practice Conference.

Amee Richie, co-founder of Bampoo, is one of 12 social entrepreneurs to secure a share of £60,000 funding in the latest round of Start-It awards. Delivered by social enterprise start-up agency Firstport, Start-It awards are part of the Scottish Government’s Social Entrepreneurs Fund and support social entrepreneurs get their ideas off the ground and running.

LaunchMe, Scotland’s social enterprise accelerator programme has opened its fifth round of applications, looking for innovative social enterprises with the ambition to grow and achieve social impact at scale.


It's a busy month for Social Enterprises and there are lots of events and funding opportunities that you should be aware of!

Charity Bank is inviting trustees, directors, CEOs and managers of charities, social enterprises and community organisations in Edinburgh to sign up for a free event on 12th September.

Social Investment Scotland (SIS) has launched two funding challenges worth £3.3 million, designed to support all social enterprises – large and small - across Scotland with applications closing 22nd August.

Power Up investment programme is managed by Big Issue Invest, the social investment arm of The Big Issue
A further £50,000 investment and mentorship from BII’s Power Up Scotland programme helps trailblazing social enterprise Hey Girls fight period poverty.

Social Enterprise that uses circus skills to improve the welfare of Leith’s youth secures £25,000 of funding in Firstport’s latest Build It Award.

2 July 2019

An annual competition looking for innovative solutions to social issues has opened for applications today. The Social Innovation Competition offers three £5000 awards (including the Young Social Innovator category open to applicants aged 16–30), combined with tailored support to refine and develop these ideas.

Gaming social enterprise receives funding to make eSporting events accessible to all across Scotland.

June Events

June 14, 2019

Events, training, and funding coming up in June

Third sector partnership wins Business Support contract

What if…North Edinburgh, a social enterprise programme looking to inspire residents in the north of the city to test ideas that have a positive impact in the community has officially launched this week.

Social Enterprise news and events. 

Social enterprise Building Together CIC secures seed funding to develop environmentally friendly architecture across Scotland.

A new style is needed to support the growing interest in social enterprise says charity as it unveils its new strategy.

Looking to get your business idea off to a flying start? Applications are now open for Converge 2019, the leading company creation competition for staff, students and recent graduates of Scottish Universities and Research Institutes.

Social enterprise tackling female incontinence stigma through comedy secures funding.

Firstport have officially opened applications for a new website design. 

Join Firstport and social entrepreneurs from What if...Girvan to celebrate what they've achieved.

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