Firstport case studies

We have helped a wide range of new start enterprises across Scotland that have gone on to win awards, create jobs and deliver real social benefits to people and communities. Read our case studies to find out more.

Angela McHardy, the founder of Upala-Haven Yoga, has had an inspiring journey to setting up her social enterprise. 
Ferns Kitchen is a social enterprise community café that aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness. Their vision is to provide a safe and welcoming…
Jangling Space is a social enterprise that uses art and creativity to tackle the issue of loneliness and isolation in the Glasgow region.
Positive Changes (CIC) supports ladies who have touched the Scottish criminal justice system towards fulfilling employment through the making and selling of chocolates.
Connor Watt and David Phee use their social enterprise Carrick Sports to develop more sporting opportunities for all ages in Girvan.
Prep Table, a social enterprise with food at its heart, works to reduce food poverty, minimise food waste and give homeless people access to fresh…
Creating inclusive, fun, and sociable sports clubs is the key goal of Kirsten Sinclair, founder of Ladies Recreational Football and Sports (LaRFs). Kirsten believes that…
23-year-old Alison Wood was moved to take action on period poverty after discovering the scale of the issue and the impact it has on girls’…
Based in Glasgow, 26-year-old Amanda is setting up a women's community cinema screening films directed or written by women in safe spaces around the city.
A recent graduate from Edinburgh College, 20-year-old Amee is tackling single use plastic by producing environmentally friendly water bottles.
24-year-old Chloé Young is a self-employed dietitian in Inverness, who is passionate about nutrition for children.
Gerard is tackling homelessness with clothing brand, The Blankfaces
Chris’ idea combines his experience in social enterprise, as manager of the local Adventure Centre for Education (ACE), and his interest in Mind Body Spirit…
Ann is a keen cyclist and wants to encourage more people to get on their bikes 
29-year-old Carla Fyfe scooped the Young Social Innovator award at the 2018 Social Innovation Competition with her idea for a collaborative hub.
Set up by Ewan Sinclair and Bal Cooke, Soundplay Dome is one of the winning ideas of the Social Innovation Competition 2018.
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