Fund title: RBS Skills & Opportunities Fund

Focus of fund/fund aims:

For projects in disadvantaged communities which help people to learn new skills, get into work or start a business

Application deadline:

3 March 2017

Fund description:

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 get into work or start a business, now or in the future.

There is a budget of £2.5m for the Skills & Opportunities fund in 2017 which will be split across two rounds. Grants up to £35,000 are available for charities, social enterprises, community groups, state-funded schools and colleges.

There are regional priorities – for the South West & Wales these are:

  • Help people investigate self-employment and start their own business
  • Improve the financial education of disadvantaged people to help them manage their personal finances more effectively

Further information:

http://skillsandopportunitiesfund.rbs.co.uk/apply.html