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.

A community drinks company based in Bridgeton, Glasgow, Bottle of Ginger aims to change local 'juice' culture by challenging consumption habits, redefining the product and…
In November 2016, Firstport announced the winners of the first ever Social Innovation Competition, including our Young Social Innovator Award.
After surviving a period of anxiety and depression, Eve became aware of how commonplace mental health conditions are in modern society. She was one of…
Lily wants to tackle the stigma around mental ill health with Real Talk, a mental health storytelling social enterprise. She was awarded £500 seed funding…
Shiatsu practitioner Jenny wants to make touch therapies as a form of health and well-being available and accessible to all. She successfully pitched her idea…
16 year old Annie was awarded £500 seed funding to develop her 'Muirhouse has got talent' project, as part of our partnership with North Edinburgh…
Like many social entrepreneurs, Rogan’s motivation came from his own circumstances. After recovering from brain injury, he decided he wanted to help others do the…
As a parent, Lesley has personally experienced the struggles facing families of young children in Renefrewshire due to the lack of childcare provision. 
An experienced design and technology teacher who has also worked in industry, Paul Parmenter set up the Workshop in Aberfeldy, Perthshire in June 2014 with…
South Ayrshire Community Transport (SACT) is the only community based wheelchair accessible vehicle hire in the area and offers a variety of services to the…
Vox Liminis is playing a significant role in the rehabilitation of the criminal justice system in Scotland
The Befriending Agency provides companionship and compassionate support to isolated and elderly clients in the wider Glasgow/ West Dunbartonshire area.
The Scottish Design Exchange (SDX) supports aspiring Scottish artists and designers to sell and promote their work in Edinburgh.
Lingo Flamingo provides tailored foreign language workshops delivered by students and refugees to older adults to help the battle against dementia, brain ageing and other…
Shalinay Raghavan, a lawyer and property developer, set up Building Futures in 2015 to offer women access to the construction industry through training and support.
Sanel Contreras took part in January's Volunteer Assembly and successfully pitched for £500 to build a community garden at the City Community of Cyrenians in Leith.
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