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RBS Skills and Opportunities Fund

Skills & Opportunities Fund is one of the many ways RBS Group is contributing to the communities. In 2016, RBS Group committed £2.5 million to fund projects in charities, social enterprises, community groups, state-funded schools and colleges across the UK and Ireland. RBS Group is committing another £2.5 million for two funding rounds in 2017.

The focus for this funding is to support organisations that help people in disadvantaged communities develop, create or access the skills and opportunities they need to help themselves; skills that will enable them to start a business or increase personal financial capability, now or in the future. Helping people gain such skills and access opportunities to learn can help turn their lives around and build better communities for everyone; when stronger communities are built, everyone grows.

There is no minimum grant. The maximum grant is £35,000 or 20% of the applicant’s previous year’s turnover. The upper limit of turnover is £10 million. There is no turnover restriction for schools or colleges.

Deadline for applications is 24 February 2017 (noon).

For further details please visit the fund website here.