Use your vote to help budding entrepreneurs

Use your vote to help budding entrepreneurs

Members of the public have the chance to vote on which organisations should benefit from grants worth up to £50,000 to support aspiring young entrepreneurs.

In March RBS Group called on organisations to apply for funding from the second round of our Inspiring Youth Enterprise Grants scheme. More than 200 organisations rose to the challenge, sending in high quality, innovative applications.

Twenty nine shortlisted finalists will now battle it out to receive funding for initiatives that will help young people on their enterprise journey. The money could be used delivering enterprise education, innovative networking events, developing entrepreneurial knowledge, or something completely new and different.

The public vote opens on 15 April and closes at midday on the 24 April.

Voting for your favourites can be easily done through the RBS Inspiring Enterprise website,  where each of the shortlist organisations are featured. You can vote for one organisation in each of the following categories:

  • Organisations applying for up to £10,000 - the small grant category
  • Organisations applying for £10,001 to £25,000 - the medium grant category
  • Organisations applying for £25,001 to £50,000 - the large grants category

After public voting closes, the results will be checked and verified.  The results of the public vote are then combined with the judges' scores to decide the winners.

Details of the winners will be published on the Inspiring Enterprise website in May.

Thom Kenrick, RBS Group Sustainability, said: “We have once again been overwhelmed by the quality and number of applications we have received. Thank you to all the organisations who applied for funding.

“Now it’s over to the public to vote for the ideas they like best.  Your votes could enable the shortlisted organisations to deliver the vital support that a young entrepreneur needs to make the leap into running their own business.  Make sure you vote today and help them on their journey.”

Read more about RBS Inspiring Enterprise.

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