FSEN Meeting 5th June 2020

FSEN Meeting 5th June 2020

Our first ever FSEN Virtual Meeting took place on 5th June on Zoom and it was great to see some faces that haven’t been able to ever make the networking meetings. We were there to learn some new things and to share our experiences of the pandemic and how it has affected our social enterprises as well as look to what we will need support with going forward as we come out of lockdown.

We recorded the meeting for those of you who couldn’t attend, here it is:

Just Enterprise – FREE 1-2-1 support for your social enterprise




Visit their website here.

Scottish Tech Army – offering FREE tech solutions to get you through the crisis. Find out more here. FSEN presentation Scottish Tech Army

Social Shifters – FREE spaces being offered in their Circles programme, get the the details here: Social Shifters

Living Wage – good to hear that organisations are still signing up. View the full presentation here: FSEN_5thJune2020_LivingWage

Senscot – Re-Set report. Definitely worth a read. Find out what the rest of Scotland did in response to the immediate challenges of Covid19 and what future support they need. Download the report here: Report-SE-Reset-1

If you have a building with a RATEABLE value, even if you get rate relief, you can apply for Fife Council’s COVID19 Fund so make sure you don’t miss out!

Ambitious social enterprises wanted

Ambitious social enterprises wanted

Firstport is looking for ambitious, early stage social enterprises that want to scale and take on social investment, to take part in their social enterprise accelerator programme LaunchMe. LaunchMe will provide you with seed funding, intensive business support, investment readiness support, investment brokerage and mentoring. You can also pitch to get any investment that you secured matched!

What is LaunchMe?

LaunchMe is Scotland’s social enterprise accelerator. It supports ambitious, early stage social enterprises to scale up and increase their social impact. LaunchMe provides seed funding, intensive business support, investment readiness support, investment brokerage, mentoring and access to match funding.

We are looking for social enterprises that

  • are less than 3 years old
  • operate in Scotland
  • have a track record of trading and achieving social impact
  • have ambition to scale
  • have the appetite to take on social investment


Sophie Badoux at sophie@firstport.org.uk | 0131 558 2724 | www.launchmescotland.org.uk

For more information, click here to download the infosheet.