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

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

, LaunchMe

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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UK’s first social enterprise internet provider EnableNet is changing the game in Scotland.

Creative Industries (including Digital), SEF - Start it

Social enterprise adapts to tackle internet inequality in the UK.

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The Community & Third Sector Recovery programme opens for applications

The Community & Third Sector Recovery Programme, a £25m Scottish Government-funded programme that supports third sector organisations and communities through the shift from lockdown to recovery, is now open for applications.

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Third Sector Resilience Fund Update

The Third Sector Resilience Fund (TSRF) will close for applications on Friday 11th September at 12 midday.

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Social enterprise calls for an ethical food industry

Food & Drink, SEF - Build it

Prep Table is a social enterprise aiming to make the food industry more open, fair and ethical for producers, suppliers, employees and customers.

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Music star swaps the stage to fight against plastic.

Circular Economy, SEF - Start it

Suzie Bowman and Billy Kennedy launch social enterprise aimed at reducing single-use plastic

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SEF has re-opened. Are you thinking about applying? Start here

Read on and find out more about the different funds you can apply to, which one is the right for you and what has changed post-COVID.

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