We are delighted to see a number of organisations within NEN membership in the running for this round of the RBS Skills & Opportunities fund. Over 800 not-for-profit organisations across the UK and Ireland applied and a shortlist of 95 projects was announced last week, divided into seven regions. Each organisation on the shortlist […]
We are delighted to see a number of organisations within NEN membership in the running for this round of the RBS Skills & Opportunities fund. Over 800 not-for-profit organisations across the UK and Ireland applied and a shortlist of 95 projects was announced last week, divided into seven regions.
Each organisation on the shortlist is proposing to set up or extend a project that will give people in disadvantaged communities the skills and opportunities to help themselves succeed in life – whether that’s by gaining a qualification, getting into work or by starting a business.
RBS is calling on the country to help decide which ones should go on to receive grants of up to £35,000 from a total pot of £1.25m this December. You can vote for one project in each region, and you have until midday on Friday 4 November to decide.
Congratulations to those within NEN membership who have been recognised and who are asking for your votes.
We highlight the organisations in NEN membership that are in the running here.
Funding will help people make a ‘Start!’, a project designed to improve the prospects of residents from deprived Sunderland wards by helping them start up new, viable businesses. Vote for them here.
Midlands & East
This region sees three of our members all in the running. You can only vote once per device in each region which makes this a difficult decision, with each programme being hugely valuable.
Midlands & East: Colbea
Funding requested for ‘In the market for success’ – a project offering women the opportunity to explore the idea of running their own business from planning stage through to taking their business to market. Vote for them here.
Midlands & East: NBV
Asking for backing for their ‘Business-means-Business’ project – delivering enterprise and employment skills development workshops to Year 9-12 students across Nottinghamshire. Vote for them here.
Midlands & East: Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce
Seeking support for ‘Mentoring for Growth’ programme – working with disadvantaged, hard-to-reach groups in Stoke-on-Trent with particular emphasis on women and BAME communities. Vote for them here.
South West & Wales: North Somerset EA
Looking for support with the ‘Be Your Own Boss’ project. This project will focus on those based in the South, Central and Worle wards in Weston-super-Mare, who are facing significant barriers to starting a business, to investigate whether this is a viable opportunity for them. Vote for them here.
You can vote for one worthy cause in each region per device between now and midday on Friday 4 November. Visit the website to find out more about the shortlisted projects and place your votes. Good luck to the above organisations from NEN membership – please do vote for them and help to back the future of enterprise support services!