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With three months to go until the Social Enterprise World Forum, Firstport CEO Josiah Lockhart, has written a blog looking at the potential for shared learning across borders

Celebrating the best of Scottish social enterprise, the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland are open for applications until 6 July 2018

Make sure you don't miss out on training opportunities for social entrepreneurs. And many of them are free!

Events are a great way to gain knowledge and meet other social entrepreneurs. Find out what's going on this month. 

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Young people are being encouraged to try out ideas that make a difference in the world around them by applying to Pounds for Purpose, a new programme launched today by social enterprise agency Firstport.

Josiah Lockhart, Chief Executive of Firstport, has been confirmed as a speaker at the upcoming Social Enterprise World Forum 2018, taking place in September.

This summer Social Enterprise Scotland are launching a new public campaign #SocialSummer2018 - to inspire the public to get out during their holidays and visit the many social enterprises across Scotland and the UK.

Fancy volunteering at this year's Social in the Gardens 2018?

Need a funding boost for your social enterprise? See our latest selection below

Events are a great way to gain knowledge and meet other social entrepreneurs. Find out what's going on this month. 

Make sure you don't miss out on training opportunities for social entrepreneurs. And many of them are free!

Girvan Community Market, run by Pearl McGibbon, has re-launched for 2018 with a new name, branding and seed funding to develop the social enterprise.

What if…Girvan is looking forward to a busy year in 2018, continuing to support people with good business ideas that make a positive difference in Girvan and South Carrick villages. 

Make sure you don't miss out on training opportunities for social entrepreneurs. And many of them are free!

Events are a great way to gain knowledge and meet other social entrepreneurs. Find out what's going on this month. 

Need a funding boost for your social enterprise? See our latest selection below

People with innovative suggestions to support young people in Scotland are being offered the chance to win £5000 to make their ideas a reality through the Scottish Social Innovation Competition.

Ayrshire social enterprise programme What if…Girvan is to become the first social investor on a global digital platform, OASIIS, which connects UNESCO Biospheres worldwide.

A Tayside business which helps young people and those facing barriers into employment has won a funding package worth £128,000 to help them expand further.

Hey Girls, a social enterprise tackling period poverty in the UK, has been named Virgin StartUp’s Scottish Business of the Year 2018

Firstport are partnering with Scott-Moncrieff to deliver a workshop on 11 April, helping you to prepare your enterprise for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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