The aim

At NatWest we want to help build better communities for everyone. To achieve that aim, we’re seeking projects that will enable people in disadvantaged communities develop, create or access the skills and opportunities they need to build their financial capability skills or to start or develop a new business now or in the future.

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The Fund

In 2017 we’re making £2 million available across England and Wales through our Skills & Opportunities Fund. The regional boards (with the help of a public vote) will determine the destination of grants of up to £35,000. So, if you’re a not-for-profit organisation and have a project aimed at helping people to help themselves, in the areas of financial capability and enterprise, then keep an eye out for our next application window.

£2m total fund, grants of up to £35,000

The process - There are four steps to applying for a grant:

1

Applications are submitted online. If you're interested in applying, please click here to find out how.

2

We’ll then review the application and publish a shortlist of projects being considered.

3

Those shortlisted projects will be put into a public vote and our regional boards will each select the winners for their region.

4

The winners will receive the funding they need to support their projects.