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.
We’re here to support you!
First and foremost, we hope that you and your loved ones are coping during this challenging time.
We want to reach out and check how you and your social enterprise are doing. We are fully aware that this is a difficult and stressful time for many organisations and were looking to see how we can best support you in the coming weeks and months.
We wanted to make sure that you felt able to get in touch with us for more support, and that you were already aware of the forms of support available to you.
We want to re-assure you that Firstport are here and ready to support you in any way we can.
Our business advisors are there to offer you support
We want to encourage you all to get in touch with us through your business advisors who are are there to offer you expert support during this time. They can offer a range of advice to provide you with tailored guidance for your organisation. Their expertise include, but are not limited to, cash flow management, navigating the funds available, governance and planning, and social enterprise management.
If you have had start-up advice from one of our Just Enterprise Advisors, Brian, Anna, or Colin, in the past please pop them an email to let them know how you are getting on and how they can help you.
If you have not had start-up advice through Just Enterprise, or can’t remember who it was you spoke to, then please register online and we can connect you with one of our experts who are giving 1:1 tailored meetings.
We want to hear from you!
As an organisation we are currently looking to help you as best we can; now and in the future. We have put together a very short survey to get an idea of how we can best support you. You can fill out the survey here.
We will use the answers of this survey to help us build on the support already available and ensure we are doing all we can to support social enterprises during this time.
Keep an eye on the following websites:
- UK Government
- Scottish Government
- SCVO Information Hub
- Social Investment Scotland Webinar Series
- Busiess Gateway National
- Business Gateway Local offices
- Federation of Small Businesses
- Scottish Chamgers of Commerce
- Social Enterprise Grants, Loans, and other Funding
Again, please do stay in touch and let us know how we can support you. Stay safe and hopefully hear from you soon.
The Firstport Team