Advice for Advisers

February 7, 2018

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

Since 2007 Firstport has been working with individuals to test, refine and grow their ideas into viable social businesses. We do this by providing a full package of support that includes business advice, connections and seed funding.

Firstport's Awards Programme is funded by the Scottish Government's Social Entrepreneurs Fund, and is split across two distinct levels of support - Start It and Build It - aimed at assisting entrepreneurs at different stages in their journey.

The new guidance is aimed at support organisations engaging with people interested in starting a social enterprise. This includes those who might have a suitable idea, but be unfamiliar with the concept of a social enterprise. It aims to help those advising potential applicants to best support their clients, to clarify whether they meet the criteria for award funding and provides guidance on how to make their applications as strong as possible.

If you're from a support agency and want to find out more, email us to request a copy -

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