Vital Spark

Vital Spark is a dynamic initiative based in Argyll and the Islands. It stimulates and supports local people to turn their social enterprise ideas into solutions for the challenges their community faces. 


Vital Spark, delivered by Firstport in partnership with InspirAlba, has been working with local people to identify key issues for the area. We ran focus sessions across the region in June 2015 to hear what local people love about living in their area and what they think could be better. We then adapted these into a set of themes, which can be found in the Vital Spark publication. We are now encouraging local people to respond with social enterprise ideas operating within one of themes.

The best applications will be selected and offered a place on the Vital Spark programme, which operates hubs in Rothesay, Dunoon and Campbeltown. The programme will provide these budding entrepreneurs with one to one business training, mentoring from industry experts, funding and free workspace in the hubs.  Applications for the programme are currently closed.  

Download the Vital Spark publication

Vital Spark publication

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