The window for applications for the first round of the 2017 Skills & Opportunities Fund is open from midday Friday 3 February to midday Friday 3 March 2017.
Last year RBS gave away £2.5m in grants to community projects across the UK and Ireland through their newly launched Skills & Opportunities Fund. This year support for grassroots organisations continues with a further £2.5m and as the second round of 2016 funding concludes, 52 more projects will receive a share of £1.25m.
Lending data published today shows that RBS is a major supporter of the British economy.
NatWest research reveals 59 percent of female entrepreneurs in London have been branded with stereotypical gender labels when running their business.
The Start Up Loans Company will join a handful of leading alternative finance firms in an exclusive partnership with a NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland programme designed to help businesses access alternative sources of finance.