Regional priorities

To discover the priorities in your area please click a region on the map or use the postcode finder below.

Republic of Ireland

  • We particularly welcome applications for smaller grants (£1,000/€1,400 upwards) to support smaller-scale projects.
  • We want to fund projects that:
    • support enterprise, helping people investigate self-employment and start their own business.
    • support financial capability and education, or financial inclusion among disadvantaged groups.
    • provide people with educational opportunities and employment skills support.
  • We’re particularly interested in initiatives that provide an opportunity for our staff to be involved through volunteering, sharing our business skills or mentoring.

Eddie Cullen, Managing Director of Commercial Banking Division, Ulster Bank Ireland

Scotland

  • We’re committed to funding projects for the people in our communities.
  • We’d like to see a measurable social impact on employability, education or enterprise all across the country and make a real difference in our disadvantaged communities.

Malcolm Buchanan, Royal Bank of Scotland, Scotland Board Chairman

North

  • We want to fund projects that:
    • 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.
  • We are keen to see applications submitted from across our region, but we would encourage organisations from outside the larger metropolitan areas to apply.

Richard Topliss, Natwest, North Board Chairman

London

We want to fund projects that:

  • can deliver measurable positive social impacts.
  • help disadvantaged people in London to succeed by supporting enterprise, education and employability.
  • leave a lasting legacy.
  • can offer volunteering opportunities for our staff.

Phil Northey, Natwest, London Board Chairman

Midlands and East

  • We’re looking to encourage projects to help build a long-lasting legacy and make a real difference in our disadvantaged communities.
  • We’d like to fund projects that can:
    • deliver measurable positive social impacts which help entrepreneurs, and in particular women, to start their own businesses.
    • improve the financial education of disadvantaged people, helping them to manage their personal finances more effectively, with an aim of gaining a recognised qualification that can be used to assist employability.

Janat Hulston, Natwest, Midlands and East Board Chairman

South West and Wales

  • We want to support projects that will:
    • 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.
  • Where organisations have volunteering opportunities for our staff, while not essential, we would also like to hear about these.

Oliver Watt, Natwest, South West and Wales Board Chairman

South East

  • We want to fund projects that can deliver measurable social impact and make a real difference in our disadvantaged communities.
  • We will consider any project in the South East that addresses our priorities of supporting education, enterprise and employment in the region.
  • We aim to spread the winners' pool of funds across a broad range of successful organisations.
  • All applications that meet the criteria and create a lasting legacy for their participants will be considered by our judging panel.

Tim Boag, Natwest, South East Board Chair

Northern Ireland

  • We particularly welcome applications for smaller grants (£1,000/€1,400 upwards) to support smaller-scale projects.
  • We want to fund projects that:
    • support enterprise, helping people investigate self-employment and start their own business.
    • support financial capability and education, or financial inclusion among disadvantaged groups.
    • provide people with educational opportunities and employment skills support.
  • We’re interested in initiatives that provide an opportunity for our staff to be involved through volunteering, sharing our business skills or mentoring.

Richard Donnan, Ulster Bank, Northern Ireland Board Chair

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