The aim

At NatWest we wanted to help build better communities for everyone. To achieve that aim, we funded projects that 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

Over the past four years we’ve provided over £7m of funding across England and Wales through our Skills & Opportunities Fund and have helped 312 organisations. The regional boards (with the help of a public vote) determines the destination of grants of up to £35,000.

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

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

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

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

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