Applications for the next round of funding opens on the 19th August where applicants are invited to apply for Grant funding up to £35K. Please click on the map of the UK in the North Regional mapped area to find more specific guidelines for the funding from Richard Topliss, Regional Director.The window to submit applications is from 19 August to 9 September inclusive.

http://skillsandopportunitiesfund.natwest.com/

Discretionary Fund

In addition there is the local discretionary fund where applicants can apply for up to £10K. These applications will be sponsored by a member of staff in RBS.

Discretionary Fund criteria

  • We look to fund projects in deprived areas (this includes the whole of Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley & Doncaster)
  • The project must support Employment, Enterprise or Education.

For information, the RBS South Yorkshire Collaboration Board have supported 3 South Yorkshire Based projects in 2015 through the Discretionary Fund Scheme.

Please note that if applicants aren’t successful through the higher valued Skills & Opportunity Funding scheme, they may be eligible for the Discretionary Funding Scheme. In South Yorkshire our local RBS Collaboration board based in Sheffield will be made aware of these applications through the Regional Enterprise Manager.