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 to 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 2018 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.

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


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


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


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


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

Take a look at our winners



Attend support and expand the vital roles that volunteers play in creating healthy communities and develop their own volunteering programmes to help vulnerable beneficiaries.


Knowsley Disability Concern Liverpool

Knowsley Disability Concern is a charity helping local people who have physical and/or learning disabilities, autism and long-term conditions to live as independently as possible.


Community Action Isle of Wight

Community Action Isle of Wight exists to support the 1,500 or more voluntary and community organisations that work so hard for the benefit of the Isle of Wight and its residents.