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Supporting Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

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Firstport - Social Entrepreneurs Fund - Start It


Start It awards are for individuals with an innovative business idea which addresses a social, environmental and/or community issue. Common things they fund are: Legal fees for company set up, charitable registration; Rent; Website, branding, logo design; Marketing material; Stationery; Insurances.

Geographical areas funded: Scotland

Fund type

Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Fund award sizes

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Who can apply

Your enterprise must be an independent organisation and not a project or subsidiary of an existing body and must aim to provide direct social benefit to individuals, communities and/or the environment.


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When to apply

Apply any time.

How to apply

Apply online via the funder website.

Contact information

Activites funded: Community development & regeneration General charitable activities

Beneficiaries funded: General public

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