Fund title: 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. Final funding round opens 3 September!

Application deadline:


Fund description:

NatWest has announced that the final round of its Skills & Opportunities Fund will open for applications on 3 September 2018. This will be the last chance to apply for a £35,000 grant from the scheme which helps people to develop their skills and improve their employment prospects.

The Skills & Opportunities Fund supports 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.

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

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