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Upcoming Funding Opportunities this February 

Events and training coming up in February

Scottish EDGE is back for EDGE14 2019. Now open for applications, the competition is aimed at identifying and supporting Scotland’s up-and-coming, innovative, high-growth potential entrepreneurial talent.

Mental Health magazine awarded £25,000 to tackle mental ill-health amongst young people.

Social Firms Scotland are here to offer further support for your social enterprise!

Market Research opportunity: Leith Walk Police Box- pop up space is looking for new customers. 

A great marketing opportunity for your social enterprise. BQ, a magazine that recognise and inspire entrepreneurship across the UK, has launched a new campaign to celebrate social entrepreneurs. The UK Social Entrepreneur Index (sponsored by UBS) is designed to highlight those entrepreneurs that are doing things a little bit differently to make our world a better place.

Edinburgh plays host to the Business for Good Conference in April 2019.

Scotland Can B launches their new website.

The largest free third sector event in the UK is back, hosting over 60 events at the SEC in Glasgow on the 20th and 21st of February.

Workplace innovation workshop: people-centred change for social enterprises. 

The 2019 AccelerateHER Awards have now been launched, aimed at celebrating and supporting aspirational female entrepreneurs based in Scotland.

The NatWest SE100 celebrates the growth, impact and resilience of social ventures in the UK.

Music Broth is a social enterprise and charitable organisation with the aim of improving access to musical instruments and equipment for everyone.

Zero waste supermarket The Eco Larder has officially opened in Edinburgh today (Tuesday 20 November) following a £5000 Start It award from Firstport.

Firstport CEO, Josiah Lockhart, was named in the top 25 charity leaders on social media at the Social CEO Awards on 7 November

Congratulations to Jordan McPhail, who was crowned 'Social Enterprise Champion - Under 26' at the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland on 6 November

Part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, this year Social Enterprise Day will take place on Thursday 15 November

Need a funding boost for your social enterprise? See our latest selection below

Events are a great way to gain knowledge and meet other social entrepreneurs. Find out what's coming up across Scotland. 

Make sure you don't miss out on training opportunities for social entrepreneurs. And many of them are free!

Three projects run by young adults are the first to be awarded funding through Pounds for Purpose, a new programme delivered by social enterprise development agency Firstport.