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.

Stuart Maytham was awarded a grant through Firstport’s Start It awards programme in 2016. Find out how his social enterprise, Health by Science, is helping…
Firstport is working with local groups across Edinburgh to find and support people who have a good idea that could benefit their local community.
Thriving Survivors, set up by Ashley Scotland, is a unique training and support service that enables people who have experienced a physical or emotional trauma…
To mark our milestone 10th anniversary, we’ve picked a social enterprise from each of the last 10 years to see how they have grown and…
Amanda MacTaggart was awarded funding for her social enterprise, Wig Bank Glasgow, as part of the West Dunbartonshire Challenge in 2014.  
Square Peg was founded by Indie Flynn whose own challenging journey through dyslexia and dyspraxia led her to work towards changing the way young people…
One of the 2016 Social Innovation Competition winners, Pianos on Prescription is an innovative scheme helping people experiencing difficulties including: isolation, loneliness, depression, long-term health conditions…
Social entrepreneur Gillie Banks is working hard to turn her idea into a business, as part of the Vital Spark programme in Rothesay.
Meet one of the aspiring social entrepreneurs to come onboard the Vital Spark programme in Rothesay.
Duncan MacGillivray is developing his social enterprise in Dunoon as part of the Vital Spark programme.
Meet Fiona, one of the aspiring social entrepreneurs to come onboard the Vital Spark programme in Dunoon.
Campbeltown social entrepreneur, David Fee, is working hard to turn his idea into a business as part of the Vital Spark programme.
Our Campbeltown Vital Spark participants have gone a long way since they started on the programme last October.
Gordon is one of the budding social entrepreneurs to embark on the Vital Spark programme in Campbeltown.
Uist Wool is reconnecting the communities of the Outer Hebrides with their cultural heritage of wool-working.
Natalia Jejer founded Bottle of Ginger, a community drinks company based in Bridgeton, which aims to change local 'juice' culture by challenging consumption habits, redefining…
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