About us

Hello, we are Firstport. If you’re looking for someone to believe in you and your idea, you’ve come to the right place.

We are the first port of call for social entrepreneurs , and the best place for you to start your journey into business.

Like many of the businesses we support, we are a charity and social enterprise. For over 16 years, we have been helping budding social entrepreneurs make their ideas happen. From the start, we have offered grant funding and business advice. Over the years, we have grown and developed new services including investment readiness support and social investment products, responding to the needs of the entrepreneurs we support.

While we now deliver all these services, relationships, mentoring, and encouragement are the pillars of our support .

Our vision is a society in which doing business is synonymous with doing good.

We think social enterprises can play a leading role in a transition towards a Wellbeing Economy – an economy that is fairer, more sustainable and designed to serve people and planet, not the other way around. The work we do is important, and our vision reflects that.

You can make social enterprise your business

At Firstport, we strive to be a hundred percent supportive and zero percent judgemental. Our clients say that we were the first people to see potential in them and their idea.

Social entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes, from all places and backgrounds. They combine their skills with their passions to make a positive impact, create worthwhile jobs, and earn a living. Whatever your personality, whatever your style, we structure our support to suit you and your idea.

Today’s social entrepreneurs are blazing a trail for all business in the future. We are on a mission to remove barriers and support those who aspire to follow on their steps.

Are you ready to start your journey? Learn about how we work with you here.