News

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

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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Scottish EDGE Round 16 Launched

Scottish EDGE is back for Round 16 of the competition and it is bigger and better than ever.

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Upcoming innovation workshops for Social Enterprises Feb/ March 2020

Scottish Enterprise are hosting two different innovation events aimed at supporting social enterprises. The first focusses on helping to develop a new product or service and second on leadership, staff engagement and culture.

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Welcome to our new website!

It’s a new year and a new look for Firstport.

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Why Firstport is Putting Diversity First in 2020

Megan Veronesi, our Head of Business Development and Partnerships, shares her thoughts on inclusion and diversity and why Firstport is putting diversity first in 2020.

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