Breadshare in the first Launch Me Cohort

Breadshare has been selected along with 6 other social enterprises to be part of the first Launch Me Cohort.

Designed and delivered by Firstport, LaunchMe is an initiative of the Big Lottery Fund and Social Investment Scotland, intended to grow the social investment market in Scotland.

Firstport aims to identify the 15 most ambitious, early stage social enterprises in Scotland, give them intensive business support and connect them with investors looking for social as well as financial returns. In addition to the initial seed funding, participants can also apply for funding of up to £100,000 to match any investment they secure during the three-year programme.

With our initial seed funding, Breadshare plans to expand operations by setting up a bakery in Edinburgh. Over the next 10 months we will be seeking new investors to help us deliver on key strategic objectives including: franchising the Breadshare model, education and community outreach, gluten-free products and establishing a local artisan mill.

Go to the LaunchMe website for more information about the programme and a short video show casing the first cohort. Or read the Breadshare case study here.