LaunchMe case studies

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 funding and business support from Firstport.

As a parent, Lesley has personally experienced the struggles facing families of young children in Renefrewshire due to the lack of childcare provision. 

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 elderly and isolated to address social exclusion.

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 forms of mental illnesses.

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.

Buth Bharraigh is a social enterprise that creates opportunities for local people on the Island of Barra.

September 24, 2015

Inverness Kart Raceway

Corrin Henderson’s ambitious plan to build an indoor go-kart track in Inverness has a dual purpose - to provide a secure income and base for his core charity service, Day1 Mentoring, and to help more disengaged young people in the Highlands into employment though a much-needed leisure activity.

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