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The latest Social Enterprise in Scotland: Census 2017 report was launched yesterday at the CEIS Policy and Practice conference 2017 in Glasgow.

Kathryn Welch, one of this year's Social Innovation Competition judges, gives her top tips to help your application stand out

Five social entrepreneurs have been shortlisted as part of this year’s Converge Challenge, Scotland’s leading company creation competition.

The search for the next generation of Scottish social innovators is coming to Perth later this month.

Caberfeidh Horizons has been named Highland TSI Social Enterprise of the Year 2017. 

Karen McGregor is moving on as chief executive of Firstport, Scotland’s social enterprise development agency, which celebrates ten years of supporting social entrepreneurs next month.

The Silicon Valley Accelerate Programme connects emerging technology leaders with the brightest innovators and founders in Silicon Valley 

A search has been launched for the next generation of Scottish social innovators

Social Enterprise UK have launched the latest version of their 'Start your Social Enterprise' guide.

Calling all budding entrepreneurs, social innovators and those with good ideas to change the world. The Good Ideas Academy is now recruiting!

Peter Shakeshaft has taken over as chair of Firstport from Martin Dorchester who has left the board after four years.

Under the Pensions Act 2008, every employer in the UK must put certain staff into a workplace pension and contribute towards it. This is called 'automatic enrolment'.

Argyll social enterprises gathered in Campbeltown at the end of June to plan the future together. 

You could be tackling youth unemployment, or harnessing the community regeneration potential of the creative arts to make a difference in your local area. 

In November 2016, Homes for Good CIC was named Social Enterprise of the Year Scotland, tying off a fantastic few years for the social enterprise.

Latest intake on Scotland's social enterprise accelerator programme, LaunchMe, pitch to investors

Fifteen social entrepreneurs from across Scotland have been awarded a total of £62,289 from the Social Entrepreneurs Fund in the first quarter of 2017. The awards were delivered by Firstport, Scotland’s start up social enterprise development agency, to help the awardees pilot their business ideas.

Social enterprises in the UK are growing strongly, reinvesting millions of pounds into doing good and providing thousands of jobs across the country, according to a new report.

Four female entrepreneurs have been awarded a total of £90,000 in the latest round of funding from the Social Entrepreneurs Fund. The awards were delivered by Firstport, Scotland’s start up social enterprise development agency, to help the awardees take their businesses to the next level. 

Nominations for the first NatWest WISE100 (Women in Social Enterprise) have opened to recognise 100 leading women in social enterprise.

People in Ayrshire are being urged to come up with ideas for businesses that can benefit the South Carrick community.

The latest successful participants in LaunchMe, Scotland’s only social enterprise accelerator programme, are unveiled today (Tuesday 9 May)