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

Social Investment: What type of social investment do I need?

In this post, we’ll help you understand the most common types of social investment products and outline some of the providers of these products in Scotland.

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Social Investment: What type of social investment do I need?

Founder of The Leith Collective is One Step Greener ambassador for COP26

Social entrepreneur and founder of the Leith Collective, Sara Thomson, has been chosen as one of 26 extraordinary everyday people who are going above and beyond for the climate.

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Founder of The Leith Collective is One Step Greener ambassador for COP26

Josiah Lockhart nominated for IoD award

The Institute of Directors Scotland revealed finalists for top business leader awards.

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Josiah Lockhart nominated for IoD award

Glasgow-based social enterprise, aiming to decarbonize Scottish homes, secures start-up funding

Chris Carus, founder of Loco Home Retrofit CIC, a social enterprise helping Scottish communities lower their household emissions, is one of 16 social entrepreneurs from across Scotland to have secured a share of £77,000 from social enterprise start-up agency Firstport.

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Glasgow-based social enterprise, aiming to decarbonize Scottish homes, secures start-up funding

Starting Up: Social Mission and Impact

Do you have an idea about how to create a positive change in your community? Could your idea become a social enterprise? In this blog series, we will talk about the most important things to think about if you want to start a social enterprise.

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Starting Up: Social Mission and Impact

LaunchMe opens for its seventh intake of applications

, LaunchMe

LaunchMe is looking for innovative social and community enterprises with the ambition to grow and achieve social impact at scale.

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LaunchMe opens for its seventh intake of applications

Social Investment: Are you ready?

You have probably heard entrepreneurs talk about getting ready for investment, but what does it entail?

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Social Investment: Are you ready?

The Catalyst Fund announces its first investment.

Circular Economy

Sustainable Thinking Scotland becomes the first social enterprise to secure investment from the Catalyst fund.

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The Catalyst Fund announces its first investment.

Starting Up: What is Social Enterprise?

Do you have an idea about how to create a positive change in your community? Could your idea become a social enterprise? In this blog series, we will talk about the most important things to think about if you want to start a social enterprise.

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Starting Up: What is Social Enterprise?