Charity registered in Scotland SC037942

First Port is a registered charity working to support new and emerging social entrepreneurs throughout Scotland. Firstport aims to release the potential of social entrepreneurship in Scotland to benefit communities and individuals and to promote social change. Firstport offers high quality services that support the development of emerging social entrepreneurs, and which lead to increased economic and social benefits to communities and the creation of new social enterprises. We provide a full package of support and resources from funding, advice and practical tools. Firstport Business Support provides free advice to new start social entrepreneurs and enterprises. We can help new starts through one to one support, workshop and our telephone and web based enquiry service Firstport Funding offers a range of funds to help turn your ideas into reality. In partnership with Scotland UnLtd we run a joint awards programme to provide funds to over 100 new start ups focused on delivering real social or environmental benefits to people and communities. To find out more, visit Practical tools and resources. Startbright is a user-led website business directory and information service. It provides practical tools, templates and helps your find suppliers. Go to for more information

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Firstport - Social Entrepreneurs - Boost It

Type of funding: Grant Source: Trust/Foundation Type of cost: Capital, Revenue

Boost It is a brand new fund to help social entrepreneurs in Scotland to strengthen their businesses so they can successfully increase trading. It is delivered by Firstport as part of the Social Entrepreneurs Fund, which is funded by the Scottish Government. Boost It is designed…
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Firstport - Launch Me

Type of funding: Grant, Staff time, Other resources Source: Trust/Foundation Type of cost: Capital, Revenue

As a LaunchMe participant, you will be part of a selective group of ambitious social enterprises breaking new ground and achieving impact at scale. You will benefit from: £10,000 seed funding to get investment ready. Intensive one-to-one and group-based business support. Dir…

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