Firstport - Social Innovation Competition

Summary

The Social Innovation Competition celebrates and supports individuals and start up enterprises in Scotland that are using their creativity and imagination to solve pressing social issues. Eligible applications must involve innovative ideas and solutions to social issues or challenges affecting young people aged between 8 and 26. This could be through giving them access to new opportunities, helping them to overcome barriers and inequalities, or improving their quality of life. They will give priority to projects working directly with young people, as opposed to those whose main activities are directed at providing benefit to other organisations. You can use the prize money to help pay for some of the start up costs including: legal fees; intellectual property or trademark applications; rent; website, branding, logo design; marketing materials; stationery; insurances.


Fund details

Status:
Currently Closed
Type:
Prize/ award
Source:
Statutory
When to apply:
Currently closed. Last open from 28 March to noon on 30 July 2018.
Next deadline:
No deadline date
Charities only:
No
Website:
http://www.firstport.org.uk/programmes/social-innovation-competition?utm_source=Social+Enterprise+Academy+Updates&utm_campaign=4a5347986c-SCOTLAND+EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_02_07&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adf4b64d87-4a5347986c-321925065
Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
0131 558 2724
How to apply
Application form and guidance available on the website. You are encouraged to meet with a Firstport business advisor for free business support before submitting your application
Exclusions
No exclusions given

Fund award sizes

Minimum:
No minimum provided
Maximum:
£5,000
Average:
No average provided
Annually awarded:
£15,000
Notes on award amounts:
The Social Innovation Competition offers three £5000 awards - including the Young Social Innovator category open to applicants aged 16 to 30 - combined with tailored support to refine and develop these ideas.

Organisation

Name:
Firstport
Charity number:
SC037942
Website:
http://www.firstport.org.uk/
Email:
No funder email address
Phone:
0131 220 0511
Address:
6-7 Montgomery St Lane, , Edinburgh, EH7 5JT


Geographical Areas

  • Scotland

Activities

  • Arts and Cultural Activities
  • Befriending and mentoring
  • Citizenship and community involvement
  • Employability services
  • Financial advice and support

Beneficiaries

  • Young people