Firstport wants to uncover the most innovative business ideas addressing social issues across Scotland. 

What if... Girvan is your chance to make a difference in the South Carrick area.

The three-year Vital Spark programme was set up by Firstport in 2015 to support local people in and around Dunoon, Rothesay and Campbeltown to provide practical solutions to social and economic challenges in their own communities.

LaunchMe is Scotland’s first and only accelerator for ambitious, early stage social enterprises.

We've been working with local groups across Edinburgh, to help us reach people who have a good idea that could benefit their local community.

Could you run your own business... and help your community along the way?

Ditto is a unique way of spreading good social enterprise ideas using tried and tested business models, ranging from cafes to childcare. 

This ambitious programme to regenerate local areas was fuelled by the momentum of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the imagination of the city’s young people.