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All the latest news about Firstport and the social entrepreneurs we support.

Make small changes to be more environmentally friendly

Circular Economy

As Veganuary comes to an end, here are four key tips to help you stay environmentally friendly.

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Innovation from Scotland’s Unviersity Entrepreneurs will help reshape our post pandemic world.

Against the backdrop of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Converge, the largest company creation programme for Scotland’s Higher Education Sector, has launched its 2021 quest to find the country’s most dynamic and creative thinkers – individuals who are developing ideas with the potential to be transformed into sustainable businesses.

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Art for community’s sake

Karlyn Marshall, founder of Helensburgh Art Hub, is one of nine social entrepreneurs from across Scotland to secure a share of £225,000 from social enterprise start-up agency Firstport.

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From rags to environmental riches – meet the social enterprise in Gairloch transforming the local shoreline

Thirteen social entrepreneurs from across Scotland have secured a share of £65,000, just ahead of the Christmas period, from social enterprise start-up agency Firstport. Start It awards are part of the Scottish Government’s Social Entrepreneurs Fund, supporting individuals who are focussed on getting new ideas off the ground.

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Your top social businesses to support this Christmas

We asked, and you provided! Here’s the social enterprises you told us were doing great things this festive period! Check out their websites and consider supporting them to achieve their social missions.

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Black Lives Matter, bias and new beginnings: Firstport’s journey with Diversity and Inclusion in 2020

Diversity & Inclusion

In January this year, Firstport pledged to make this year the year we put diversity first.

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School set to pilot “Last” Anti-Plastic Drive

Circular Economy, SEF - Start it

A new programme is set to be piloted in a North Lanarkshire primary school to inspire the next generation to think about plastic and the environment in a different way.

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LaunchMe opens for applications

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LaunchMe has opened its sixth round of applications, looking for social enterprises with the ambition to grow and achieve social impact at scale.

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Two female-led social enterprises paving the way for their local communities post-COVID

, SEF - Start it

Fifteen social entrepreneurs from across Scotland have secured a share of £75,000 from social enterprise start-up agency Firstport. Start It awards are part of the Scottish Government’s Social Entrepreneurs Fund, supporting individuals who are focussed on piloting new ideas that are yet to get off the ground.

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