Grant Support

Forth Valley Social Enterprises CIC would like to thank the following organisations for their support to date.

FirstPort (2013) – FirstPort supports individuals with great business ideas that benefit people, communities and the environment. Through business support, resources, training and funding, we can help you start something good. FirstPort supported our Founder with a small grant to trial the Enterprise idea of running rickshaws in Falkirk.

Enterprise Ready Fund (2014) – The Enterprise Ready Fund was a Scottish Government funded programme which distributed up to £6M from 2013 to 2015 to help maintain, develop and grow Scotland’s enterprising third sector. The ERF supports our Enterprising Activities with a grant allowing revenue and capital items to be purchased.

Just Enterprise (2014) – Just Enterprise is a comprehensive programme designed to help Social Enterprises and budding Social entrepreneurs achieve their trading ambitions. Supported by the Scottish Government, Just Enterprise is committed to the growth and sustainability of Scotland’s third sector and our start up, business support, business recovery, procurement, leadership and learning services are available to help you succeed. Just Enterprise supported the development of our marketing campaigns through advice and templates.

Morrisons Supermarket Stirling (2014/2015/2016) – Morrisons supermarket in Stirling stepped in to support part of our Welfare marquee at Stirling Highland Games. This was invaluable support needed to make sure the games had the proper welfare infrastrucuture for games participants and games visitors.

Waitrose Stirling (2014/2016) – Waitrose Community Matters supports local good causes through its shoppers. By placing a token in the Community Matters box at your local branch you’re helping your community. Since its launch in 2008, the scheme has donated £14 million to local charities chosen by you. At the end of your shop in branch, you’ll receive a token to place in a box of the good cause you’d most like to support. The more tokens a cause gets, the bigger the donation they receive. Each month every Waitrose branch donates £1,000 (£500 in Convenience shops) between 3 local good causes that you choose.


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