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Case Studies

Just Enterprise – Compassionate Accompaniment CIC

We spoke with Misty Hannah about how Compassionate Accompaniment CIC became a social enterprise thanks to start-up support from Just Enterprise and funding from Firstport.

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Just Enterprise – Compassionate Accompaniment CIC

Just Enterprise – Capoeira 4 Scotland

We spoke with M Fiaz Tariq and Andrew Cowan about their journey to becoming a social enterprise with the support of Just Enterprise and Firstport.

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Just Enterprise – Capoeira 4 Scotland

LaunchMe – Rascals Cafe

With LaunchMe now accepting expressions of interest we thought it would be a good idea to catch up with Dodie Piddock from Starting Step, a recent participant in LaunchMe, about some of the exciting challenges of starting a social enterprise.

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LaunchMe – Rascals Cafe

LaunchMe – Just Breathe 02

With LaunchMe now open for expressions of interest, we caught up with LaunchMe 2022 participant Beth Morrison, to find out how the programme has helped develop her business and prepare her for becoming investment ready.

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LaunchMe – Just Breathe 02

Archipelago FolkSchool

Archipelago FolkSchool is a Community Interest Company (CIC) and a collaborative social enterprise based on the Isle of Mull that provides short residential craft courses that teach skills, but also encourages participation in communities and connection with the environment.

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Archipelago FolkSchool

Bendoran Watersports

Bendoran Watersports is a Community Interest Company founded in 2020 by Jonathan (Jon) Lloyd that offers sea kayaking and dinghy sailing based on the Isle of Mull.

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Bendoran Watersports

Ullapool Unpacked C.I.C.

Ullapool Unpacked C.I.C was shortlisted for the Social Innovation Challenge 2022. The social enterprise offers a sustainable shopping solution in the remote community of Ullapool through its food waste reduction and plastic-free refill shop.

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Ullapool Unpacked C.I.C.

The Glenkens Food Hub – Propagate

The Glenkens Food Hub was shortlisted for the Social Innovation Challenge. They aim to create a producer-led, community-involved food hub, addressing the challenge of availability and accessibility of locally produced food.

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The Glenkens Food Hub – Propagate

Farr North Community Development Trust

The Farr North Community Development Trust was shortlisted for the Social Innovation Challenge. Their ambition is to create a transport service using electric vehicles, for members of their very remote community to access essential services and social events.

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Farr North Community Development Trust