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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. 

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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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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).

Women are leading the way in social enterprise, a Scottish business conference heard today, on International Women’s Day (Thursday 8 March).

Last night (Wednesday 7 March) we celebrated the achievements of the Vital Spark programme at a parliamentary reception, hosted by Argyll and Bute MSP Michael Russell. Here he explains why social enterprise is so important in rural communities.

A total of 18 businesses set up to tackle social and economic issues in Argyll and Bute have had their achievements recognised in the Scottish Parliament.

Could you be a potential supplier for this year's Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) in Edinburgh?

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!

Seven entrepreneurs from across Scotland have been awarded a total of £170,000 in the latest round of funding from the Social Entrepreneurs Fund.

To mark Year of Young People, Firstport are inviting Young Scot Rewards users to come up with an inspiring name for a new awards programme

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February 7, 2018

Firstport releases a step by step guide to its Awards Programme for support agencies

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

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