Opening a new round of applications for LaunchMe, our accelerator programme, is one of our favourite times of the year. There is always an anticipation as to who will apply and who will make the final cut. Will they be entrepreneurs we have supported through one of our other programmes? Or maybe a dark horse that came out of nowhere?
LaunchMe, Scotland’s social enterprise accelerator programme has opened its fifth round of applications, looking for innovative social enterprises with the ambition to grow and achieve social impact at scale.
It's a busy month for Social Enterprises and there are lots of events and funding opportunities that you should be aware of!
Charity Bank is inviting trustees, directors, CEOs and managers of charities, social enterprises and community organisations in Edinburgh to sign up for a free event on 12th September.
Social Investment Scotland (SIS) has launched two funding challenges worth £3.3 million, designed to support all social enterprises – large and small - across Scotland with applications closing 22nd August.
Hey Girls hits the shelves of 184 Co-op stores as Big Issue Invest’s Power Up programme 2019 launches to offer £500,000 of investment to Scottish social venturesJuly 30, 2019
Power Up investment programme is managed by Big Issue Invest, the social investment arm of The Big Issue
A further £50,000 investment and mentorship from BII’s Power Up Scotland programme helps trailblazing social enterprise Hey Girls fight period poverty.
Social Enterprise that uses circus skills to improve the welfare of Leith’s youth secures £25,000 of funding in Firstport’s latest Build It Award.
2 July 2019
An annual competition looking for innovative solutions to social issues has opened for applications today. The Social Innovation Competition offers three £5000 awards (including the Young Social Innovator category open to applicants aged 16–30), combined with tailored support to refine and develop these ideas.
Social Enterprise Enable Gaming CIC receives funding to make eSporting events accessible to all across ScotlandJune 20, 2019
Gaming social enterprise receives funding to make eSporting events accessible to all across Scotland.
Events, training, and funding coming up in June
Third sector partnership wins Business Support contract
What if…North Edinburgh, a social enterprise programme looking to inspire residents in the north of the city to test ideas that have a positive impact in the community has officially launched this week.
Social Enterprise news and events.
Social enterprise Building Together CIC secures seed funding to develop environmentally friendly architecture across Scotland.April 24, 2019
Social enterprise Building Together CIC secures seed funding to develop environmentally friendly architecture across Scotland.
A new style is needed to support the growing interest in social enterprise says charity as it unveils its new strategy.
Looking to get your business idea off to a flying start? Applications are now open for Converge 2019, the leading company creation competition for staff, students and recent graduates of Scottish Universities and Research Institutes.
Social enterprise tackling female incontinence stigma through comedy secures funding.
Firstport have officially opened applications for a new website design.
Join Firstport and social entrepreneurs from What if...Girvan to celebrate what they've achieved.
Former awardee, Hey Girls have partnered with The Bloody Big Brunch in an effort to alleviate period poverty.
Firstport have obtained Living Wage Accreditation, in recognition of our long-term commitment to paying our staff a fair living wage.