Social Innovation Competition

Firstport wants to uncover the most innovative business ideas addressing social issues across Scotland. 

Year of Young People and Social Innovation Competition logos

Firstport celebrated Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018 by looking for individuals with the most exciting, innovative and enterprising new ideas for working with and for Scotland’s young people.

The Social Innovation Competition offered three £5000 awards - including the Young Social Innovator category open to applicants aged 16 to 30 - combined with tailored support to refine and develop these ideas.

Our 2018 winners

Social Innovation Competition winners (L to R: Carla Fyfe, Ewan Sinclair, Olivia Robertson)

The winners - Carla Fyfe of Collaborative Hub (left), Ewan Sinclair of Soundplay Dome (middle) and Olivia Robertson of Gumption Girls (right) - were presented with their awards by Josiah Lockhart, Chief Executive of Firstport, at a civic reception held by The City of Edinburgh Council on Friday 14 September. The reception was part of the closing events of the Social Enterprise World Forum 2018, attended by over 1400 delegates from across the world.

Read the news story for more details

Read the case studies to find out more about our winners