195 applications were submitted from not-for-profit organisations looking for funding to run enterprise support programmes for women throughout the UK. From those applications, 18 organisations were shortlisted, with nine chosen as the eventual winners after a final round which included a public vote.
The full list of winners is as follows:-
- Aaina Community Hub – Walsall
- Access to Business – Wolverhampton
- Calthorpe Project & Bloomsbury Babies - London
- Erewash Partnership Ltd - Long Eaton
- Growbiz - Perthshire
- WAMT (Women and Manual Trades) - London
- Women in Business NI Ltd - Belfast
- Women's Development Unlimited – Exeter
- Yorkshire Coast Enterprise Ltd - Scarborough
Read about each of these funded organisations and how they will support more women into enterprise.
RBS Inspiring Enterprise grant funding was launched in 2012, with RBS making available £1m of grants available each year for three years, to support our ambition to help young people and women to explore enterprise, develop their skills & start up in business, whatever their background.
Now we have distributed £3m to the enterprise support sector we are pleased to say that to date we have funded 107 organisations, who have supported over 20,000 people to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence in enterprise, enabling 845 new businesses to start up.
Thom Kenrick, Head of Community Programmes, RBS said; "The winners from this latest round of RBS Inspiring Enterprise funding have shown some real imagination and creativity in their applications. We are delighted to be able to support another nine organisations to deliver their enterprise programmes to women right across the UK.