Following the creation of the new £2.5m Skills & Opportunities Fund in May, which attracted over 1,000 applicants and saw 42 winners secure over £1m in funding in the first round, we are delighted to announce that applications are now open for a second round of funding.
42 winners whittled down from over 1,000 entries will receive grants totalling over £1m from the RBS Skills & Opportunities Fund later this month. The fund seeks to support community and charity initiatives that help people achieve qualifications, get into work or set up their own business, now or in the future.
New research from NatWest and the British Franchise Association (bfa) highlights changes and profitability in the sector.
52 winning organisations have been announced for round two of the 2018 Skills & Opportunities Fund.
Simon McNamara, RBS Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Sponsor of the RBS Multicultural Network, recently hosted an event in discussion with Eric Holder, the first black US Attorney General. They discussed career, ethnicity, diversity and even a little bit of politics. At the event, Eric Holder shared his wisdom and experience with attendees from the RBS Executive committee and RBS Multicultural Network. Simon McNamara blogs about his experience meeting Eric, a BAME role model, and why diversity is so important to RBS.