LaunchMe is Scotland’s social enterprise accelerator. It supports ambitious, social enterprise start-ups to scale and increase their social impact. The programme provides seed funding, intensive business and investment readiness support, professional expertise, investor matchmaking, a peer support network and access to grant funding as co-investment to any private investment secured through the programme.
LaunchMe are looking for applications from two main groups:
- Social enterprises: Either start-ups with a scalable idea and big plans for growth; or established social enterprises (up to £200K trading income) looking to develop a new product/service to diversify and grow.
- Community groups: Newly formed or well-established community groups or community enterprises looking to develop a product or an asset with the potential to generate significant income and have a positive impact in the local area.
The fifth round of LaunchMe is looking to support up to eight social enterprises with the commitment and ambition to grow and achieve greater social impact. It is open for applications until noon on Monday 21 October 2019.
Further details – http://www.firstport.org.uk/programmes/launchme