News

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

Awards Made by the Third Sector Resilience Fund

A list of organisations that have been awarded funding by the Third Sector Resilience Fund.

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Firstport’s Statement on Black Lives Matter

We stand against racism in all its forms and are committed to building a more diverse sector.

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Hand-crafted face coverings for sale now!

What If… North Edinburgh participant Francia Boakye has taken on a new and exciting challenge during the COVID-19 lock down. Based in Muirhouse, Francia has applied her sewing skills to produce beautiful customized face coverings available to buy now!

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COVID-19 Support for Firstport awardees

Firstport are here to offer you support during this time, please get in touch to let us know how you’re doing.

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Social Entrepreneurs Fund on hold until further notice

Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, Firstport are temporarily suspending the Social Entrepreneurs Fund. This is to allow us to focus on the Third Force Resilience Fund, and ensure that the third sector remains supported during this time.

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Applications now open for Third Sector Resilience Fund

A new £20million fund to support organisations across the third sector who are at risk of closure due to the disruption caused by Coronavirus has launched. The fund will distribute £20m of emergency funds over the coming months.

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update.

By now we are all well-aware that COVID-19 (Coronavirus) will have a huge impact on our day-to-day lives over the coming weeks and possibly months.

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Eight ambitious social enterprises gear up to scale as they secure a place in Scotland’s social enterprise accelerator

Eight social enterprises from across the country have been announced as the latest participants in LaunchMe, Scotland’s social enterprise accelerator.

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Social enterprise Spilt Milk awarded £5,000 to help mothers in Leith tackle isolation and improve mental health.

Fourteen social entrepreneurs, from across Scotland, have secured a share of £67,000 from social enterprise start-up agency Firstport.

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