Help budding young entrepreneurs - use your vote

Help budding young entrepreneurs - use your vote

Members of the public have the opportunity to choose which not-for-profit organisations that support and train young entrepreneurs should receive funding through the RBS Inspiring Youth Enterprise Grants scheme.

Voting has opened on a shortlist of 22 finalists who are competing for grants from the annual funding pot of £500,000.

Inspiring Youth Enterprise invests in new and existing programmes led by not-for-profit organisations that support young people aged 13 to 30 years on their enterprise journey. Initiatives might include providing help to set up in business, delivering enterprise education, innovative networking events or developing entrepreneurial knowledge and skills.

Nearly 200 organisations applied for the scheme, and you can read about those that have made it through to the final on the Inspiring Enterprise website. Choose your favourite, and place your vote by clicking on their link and filling in some brief details.


You can vote for one organisation in each category: 

  • Organisations applying for up to £10,000 fall into the small grant category
  • Those applying for between £10,001 and £25,000 fall into the medium grant category
  • Those applying for between £25,001 and £50,000 fall into the large grants category

Public voting closes at 12pm on 16 October, 2013 and the winners of this stage will be awarded one vote each. These will be added to the votes of the Inspiring Youth Enterprise Judges to decide the winners of each category.

RBS Inspiring Enterprise provides a wide range of resources and grants to support the development and growth of new businesses, focusing on social enterprise, and enterprises started by women and young people. RBS intends to help 100,000 people explore enterprise and set up their own business by the end of 2015.

Find out more about RBS Inspiring Enterprise.


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